Oil on canvas, signed lower right. Titled: 'Boats at the beach'
Dimensions: 15.4 inch x 18 inch.
Raymond Guerrier 1920-2002. France. The way the artist transferred from figuration to rigid abstraction and as the time passed by became known for it tells much about his search for the perfect form. In 1953 painted Paysage au mask and was awarded the Prix de la Jeune Peinture, and in 1954 he was a member of the jury alongside Paul Rebeyrolle, Bernard Buffet and André Minaux, three painters with whom he shared his position in the aftermath of the post-war pessimism. Later on, the final transition to abstraction was embodied at a major show in Geneva at the Galerie l’Athénée in 1962 and since then Guerrier continued to hold numerous exhibitions throughout Europe, also in Venezuela in 1964 and Buenos Aires.
Provenance: Galerie Stiébel Parijs, Kunsthandel M.L. De Boer Amsterdam