This is an incredible vintage pastel painting signed by the Canadian Master Horace Champagne S.C.A. . The fantastic scene depicts a street view of what I believe is Quebec city. The colors are shades of brown, blue, orange and yellow. The condition is excellent, under glass, matted and framed. Dating it to the 1980's. Quite an amazing addition for a collector. You will find lots of sales results in Askart, Artnet, Artprice and Findartinfo, with the highest price paid per square inches of $16.00, plus premium auction fees.
Frame size: 17.25" x 18.5" Pastel size: 8" x 10"
About the artist :
Horace Champagne was born in Montreal in 1937 and has lived in Ile d"Orleans, Quebec, since 1988. He is best known for his work in dry pastels, and has given a number of workshops and demonstrations across Canada in the medium. He is the recipient of awards from both the Pastel Society of France and Paris, the Pastel Society of Canada, and the Pastel Society of America. Champagne is the grandson of the noted artist Charles Ernest de Belle (1873-1939). His experience in design and the graphic arts has been supplemented by studies at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal, the Ottawa School of Art, and workshops by Charles Movalli in New England and Daniel Greene in North Salem, NY. He has taught the techniques of dry pastel in the Ottawa, Montreal and Rocky Mountain regions. Champagne's work has a wide variety of subjects. In 1982, he was commissioned by Masters Gallery in Calgary to produce a series depicting scenes from Alberta's foothills and Rocky Mountains to the Pacific shore of British Columbia. He has since become well known for these works, as well as his picturesque views of Old Quebec. He continues to paint streetscapes and to explore the changing light and landscape of the Quebec and Ontario countryside near his home. Champagne also travels every year to places such as Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast in France, and into the wilds of the Hakai Pass, "about 40 minutes outside of Port Hardy in a very old plane". He paints outdoors at every opportunity, weather permitting. Horace Champagne was featured on the cover of the January-February 2009 edition of The Pastel Journal and the January 2010 edition of Pratique des Arts.