Georgette Tavé (French, 1925-2008) was born in 1925 in Elbeuf in Normandy. In 1950, she moved to Paris to integrate the School of Fine Arts with Jean Souverbie. After her formative years, she worked successively in the workshops of Fernand Leger, Andre Lhote and Jullian Academy. An Expressionist painter, she retained the master's use of color (pallet deepened by working regularly in the south) but came off the Cubist modeled for softer contours and rendering sweet, closer to Matisse's works. Her paintings depict mostly nudes and still lifes. In the 70s she exhibited regularly in England, Switzerland, Germany and France. Her works resumed her favorite subjects: still lifes and portraits of women, but also landscapes of Brittany, the region of origin and heart, which were more unusual. Her high reported public sale price was $13,730.00. With the incredible fluctuations in the market, I feel we are offering this work, and another of her works, for quite low prices.
Country of Origin: France.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Title: "Nature Morte a l'assiette Art Deco"
Size: 9 by 8 3/4 inches (22.9 x 22.2 cm); framed 15 by 14 3/4 by 1 1/2 inches.
Signed lower right: "Tavé"
Signed on the reverse and titled on stretcher: " Tavé 46 / Nature Morte a l'assiette Art Déco."
Condition: Unlined canvas; not examined under UV light. There does not appear to be any major visible condition issues to note.
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