Lot 207
Paul Émile Pissarro (French, 1884-1972), Avant La Régate
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
(Before the Regatta), pastel on paper, signed at lower center, float mounted and presented under glass within an ornate gilt frame.

Sheet size 9 3.4 x 11 1/4 in.; Frame dimensions

Estate of Walter Pugh, Raleigh, North Carolina

With a certificate of authenticity from Katia Pissarro, dated 6 May 1987, affixed to the verso.

Paul-Émile Pissarro trained under the watchful eye of two of the most important impressionist artists of the 19th and 20th centuries - his father, Camille Pissarro, and his godfather, Claude Monet. After exhibiting at the 1905 Salon des Indépendents, Paul-Émile spent the next decade working in more practical fields. His career path began as an automobile mechanic and test-driver, followed by lace and textile designing.

By the 1920s, Paul-Émile was able to devote himself to painting. He evolved as a post-impressionist and achieved some success in selling his work in the UK. He spent the summers outside Paris, capturing the beauty of the river valleys on canvas and paper. These luminous and joyful landscapes were exhibited at many Salon des Indépendants. In 1967, the Wally Findlay Gallery in New York organized a solo show of his paintings, introducing his work to an even broader audience of collectors.

Good estate condition; not examined out of the frame.

$1,000 - 2,000