We love bringing you esteemed artists who enjoyed success in Paris during the Art Deco era, but who may not be as well known in the US. Raymond Trameau, who painted this watercolor jewel circa 1925, is one we adore...his work is free spirited and colorful. He was born in Paris in 1897 and worked as painter, sculptor, ceramicist, in enamel work and in his later career, as an abstract painter.
During World War I he attended the School of Practical and Decorative Applied Arts in Paris. He entered the Art Workshops in 1920. Between the two World Wars, he exhibited figural paintings at the Salon des Independants in Paris. He has shown his works in many solo exhibitions in Paris and throughout Europe.
Around 1947, his painting becomes more abstract. He is also know as an artist in enamel work, having crafted admirable champlevés and cloisonné technically thought to be as perfect as that of the great artists of the Renaissance era.
This charming watercolor painting of a posed nude is pencil-monogrammed at the lower right and bears the artist's studio stamp. It is from the artist's archives, and we acquired it from a Paris art dealer who owns many pieces from the estate. The site view is 10.5 cm by 13.5 cm. Contemporary framing with the correct acid matting and tape.
You could hang art prints in your home, but why not invest in a real watercolor from a well-regarded Paris artist! We have another Trameau in our shop, and if you should purchase both, we extend a 10% discount on your total and shipping for the second painting is gratis.