An early 20th Century still life titled 'Bouquet de fleurs' by Marguerite Allar (1899-1974). Oil on canvas.
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Marguerite Allar was the daughter of Fernand Allar, architect-entrepreneur and the granddaughter of Gaudensi Allar architect, brother of the sculptor André-Joseph Allar . His mother Angeline Allar born Galli (1874-1963) is herself a painter. Marguerite marries the October 3 , 1928 Jehan Urtin with whom she has a daughter Régine. She devoted herself to painting and became a pupil of Jean Patricot . She paints Provençal and oriental landscapes, as well as portraits (Countess Pastré etc.). From 1928, she exhibited regularly at the Salon of French Artists in Paris and at regional exhibitions. She also creates stained glass windows (Saint-Lucien chapel at Les Goudes in Marseille).
In 1946, she created her own academy in the Old Port at 13 quai de Rive Neuve where she was the neighbor of the painter François Diana . She taught drawing, painting, art history and decoration . This academy will for years enjoy great notoriety and contributes to train many young artists. In 1957, she passed the art history competition at the School of Fine Arts in Marseille.
Condition and wear consistent with age and use.
Approx. overall including frame 26½" x 32¾"
Approx. overall including frame 67cm x 83cm