Modernist signed mid century still life painting dated 1948Modernist signed mid century still life painting dated 1948Modernist signed mid century still life painting dated 1948Modernist signed mid century still life painting dated 1948Modernist signed mid century still life painting dated 1948Modernist signed mid century still life painting dated 1948Modernist signed mid century still life painting dated 1948Modernist signed mid century still life painting dated 1948Modernist signed mid century still life painting dated 1948

Oil on canvas modernistic still life, 12" by 20" (13" by 21" in a narrow wood frame), signed at lower right "R. FORTIER" and dated there 1948. The work reminds me a little bit of Braque, Picasso or some of the other 20th century giants who painted modern still life. This painting was evidently owned by a heavy smoker or was in a bar or restaurant where smoke was very much a part of the scene, as it is very heavily yellowed and smells of smoke. I believe that once cleaned, yellows, blues and perhaps even whites would be revealed. This work is one of those that really screams for a cleaning. I don't think it would be recognizable afterwards. Other than the smoke there are just a few little abrasions at upper right and at center left. A nicely crafted mid century work. .

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Modernist signed mid century still life painting dated 1948

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