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Claude Venard (French, 1913-1999), View of Paris, oil on canvas, signed lower left

Claude Venard (French, 1913-1999), View of Paris, oil on canvas, signed lower left

Item Description:

Signed "C. Venard" lower left (recto), bearing two gallery labels from Galerie Felix Vercel, 710 Madison Avenue, New York, and inscribed in marker "F.V. 587" (verso), depicting a barge approaching an overpass on the Canal Saint-Martin with the white domes of the Sacre-Coeur in the background, in a giltwood frame

The Canal Saint-Martin is a 4.5 kilometer (2.79 mile) long canal in Paris that connects the Canal de l'Ourcq to the river Seine.


Appears fine. Please contact for specific condition questions. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.


Purchased by the current owner's father from Galerie Felix Vercel, New York, in the late 1970's


Frame: Height 40 in. x Width 53 in. x Depth 2 in.

Canvas: Height 38 in. x Width 51 in.

About The Artist:

Claude Venard was a French painter most well-known for his stilllifes and landscapes. Venard was very much a part of the modernist vanguard, and eschewed the rigorous curriculum of the École des Beaux-Arts. As a fledgling artist, Venard supported himself by working as an Old Master paintings conservator at the Louvre. In 1936, he exhibited with the Forces Nouvelles, a somewhat fragmented, left-leaning band of French painters. Pierre Tal-Coat and Roger de la Fresnaye, were among the most influential members of the group. Venard's first solo exhibition was held at the Galerie Barreiro, Paris, in 1944. His work has been characterized as post-Cubist, and often employs sophisticated spatial and compositional schema. In the 1950s, Venard's works became increasingly abstracted while he favored a more exuberant palette.


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