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Oil on canvas, signed at lower right, inscribed to verso, presented in a gilt frame with wide linen liner and gallery plaque.
Stretcher size 18 x 22 in.; Frame dimensions 30 1/4 x 33 3/4 in.Estate of Walter Pugh, Raleigh, North Carolina
With certificate of authenticity from the artist, dated 28 April 2012.
Hughes Claude Pissarro is the grandson of the French Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro and son of Paul-Emile Pissarro. He spent his childhood frequently attending painting excursions with his father, accompanied by his numerous artist friends, which were formative from an early age.
Hughes first exhibited his work at the age of fourteen and subsequently studied art in Paris at the Ecole du Musée du Louvre and the Ecole Normale Supérieur. He later became a professor of art, and by 1965 had accepted an official invitation to teach art in Monaco. Throughout his teaching career, he exhibited on several occasions in Paris and London and was commissioned by the White House to paint a portrait of President Eisenhower in 1959.
From engraver, lithographer, publisher, and landscape painter to portraitist, his work conveys a broad range of techniques and styles. However, he is best known for his Impressionist-style works, known collectively as "Petit Claude", which have been exhibited throughout the world since 1985.
Good estate condition; minor separation at corners of liner.
$4,000 - 8,000