Charles Louis Signoret (French, 1867-1932) .began his apprenticeship in sculpture class at the School of Fine Arts of Marseille. Attracted by painting class he changed his focus and changed, to continue with David and Rene Delepiane Seyssaud. Pupil of Jules Lefevre, Benjamin Constant, of Gabriel Ferrier and JP Laurens, he was exhibited in 1890 at the Salon des Artistes French where he became an associate in 1900 after winning an honorable mention in 1898 with "The calm dusk." Four years after getting the Raigecourt-Goyon Price in 1914 he obtained the silver medal with "Evening in the harbor of Marseille". The gold medal following in 1920: "Back boats, Piriac (Loire Atlantique)." Multiple award-winning works will be: "Sunset, Marseille harbor", or exposed standout "Rainy morning at the forefront Locqueinan". He won the Bashkirtseff Marie Price in 1920. In the meantime he made appearances at the Salon des Independents where he had mostly seascapes and landscapes but also some nudes. The actress Simone Signoret told his grandfather he had never adjusted to leaving the South. He continued to paint sunsets over the Mediterranean in his small workshop in the rue Emile Go in ten seventh district. (Thanks to Anticstore).
This is a dramatic and romantic painting that draws you to it, and makes you feel that you are there, looking at the beautiful artwork that the moon creates on the water.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Title: Dans la lumière du soir.
Size: 25 5/8 by 21 1/4 inches (65.1 x 54.0 cm); framed 33 1/4by 28 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. Signed lower right: Ch. Signoret
Condition: Unlined canvas There appears to be no major visible condition issues to note. Under UV exam, there appears to be no previous restoration.
Exhibited: Exposition d'Art Francais Contemporain au Japan, Tokyo, Japan, n.d. (label on frame).
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