YVES BECON (Listed French 1907-2004). Sailboats with French flags in Le Havre, Port de Plaisance, France, 29" x 36-1/2" oil and/or acrylic on canvas (framed size: 36" x 44") signed lower right. The piece had paper on the back and we took it off. We found a title on the back of the canvas upper right: Port de Plaisance. Condition: There is some glue residue in the area where there is remnants of an old label. At first, I thought it was a patch but when I looked carefully it was a former label on the back of the canvas. There are some tiny brown dots on the liner if you look really closely, a few frame nicks. I looked through the internet and saw quite a few examples of the artist's work. I think this is the nicest example I've seen by this artist! Really fabulous port/marina painting!
Yves Bescond, artist name Yves Becon, was born in 1909 in Britanny. From a poor background, this mainly self-taught painter would juggle between his passion for painting and his job as a mechanic until his retirement.
His artistic formation is developed thanks to a friend of Monet. Becon started to paint in Montmartre in the 1930's. André Breton noticed him and the young painter-worker would have the privilege of also meeting Utrillo and Gen Paul.
After spending the first half of his life near Paris, he settled near Le Havre in the 1950's. He became acquainted with painters from Le Havre and exhibits in Normandy, Le Havre and Paris.
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