Maurice Lemaître (French, b. 1926 ) - This artist has a very special talent of creating a scene that at first glance appears to be realistic, until you see that in fact they are impressionistic. When Michael Maltese (noted Photographer) saw my two Lemaitre paintings, he commented that "Lemaitre allows your mind to fill in the blanks." I have come to love the impressionists. Lemaitre is a highly recognized artist in Europe and becoming quite popular in the U. S. A. As so many great artists do, Lemaitre's love of art started in childhood. His work was well-recognized by the 1960s where private showings in notable Parisian galleries (Galerie Ror-Volmar and at the Welter Galerie) engendered many notable collectors to purchase his paintings. By 1976, private showings throughout Europe, and was even exhibited in Russia in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow and at the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad. Some of my research unearths "lettrism." That would be a far less realistic art that what I present here, and what I definitely prefer. His works can be found in the Official Collection of French State and Municipalities, as well as in numerous private collections in Europe and the United States. His work has been represented in the prestigious Vincent Mann Gallery, and the Arnot Gallery. There is some conflict in the research I have done. Most research sites have him as still living; however one has him as deceased in 1976!) I believe the majority is correct. He is listed in E. Benezit. This is one of two of his paintings that I proudly offer, both fine examples of the realism/impressionism style that I so love.
Country of Origin: France.
Artist: Maurice Lemaître (French, b. 1929)
Title: La Maison du Remouleur
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 18 by 21 inches (45.7 by 53.3 cm); framed under glass 27 by 30 by 3 inches.
Signed: Lower right: Maurice Lemaitre
Signed and titled: on the reverse: M. Lamaitre / La Maison / du Remouleur
Mallet, Tokyo, November 20, 2009, lot 378;
Private collection, Japan.
Condition: Unlined canvas. There appears to be a few small areas of light craquelure. Not examined under UV light. Framed under glass.
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