Lot 208
Paul Émile Pissarro (French, 1884-1972), Sur La Manche
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Pastel on paper, signed at lower right, float mounted and framed under glass.

Sheet size 10 x 11 3/4 in.; Frame dimensions 26 3/4 x 30 7/8 in.

Estate of Walter Pugh, Raleigh, North Carolina

With a certificate of authenticity from Katia Pissarro, dated 22 October 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 - 3,000