Le Brusc Var - Lazare Octave Georges Victor Gallian (1855-1918) 18½" x 21¾"
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An oil on canvas from the nineteenth-century of a beach on coastal town in Var - Le Brusc. Painted by Lazare Octave Georges Victor Gallian (1855-1918).
His works are exhibited at the Musée d'Angoulême, Musée de la Castre, Musée d'art de Toulon and the Musée de la Marine.
This painting has been cleaned and re-varnished and retains original frame.
An extract from Wikipedia:
Lazare Octave Georges Victor Gallian (21 July 1855, Toulon - 10 January 1918, Paris) was a French painter, known for portraits an landscapes.
He was born to an industrialist who originally came from Vaucluse. Raised in an affluent environment, he initially showed great talent for playing the violin and piano, but eventually chose to pursue a career in art. In 1873, aged only eighteen, he became an associate in a workshop in Toulon, operated by Frédéric Montenard and Gustave Garaud.
To improve his skills, he attended at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, then enrolled at the Académie Julian, where he studied with Jules Lefebvre, Gustave Boulanger and Charles Ginoux.After graduating, he established his studio on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, focusing primarily on female portraits. He maintained ties to his hometown, however, as a member of the "Atelier des Beaux-Arts de Toulon".
Between 1878 and 1905, he was a regular exhibitor at the Salon. In 1884, he was given honorble mention for a painting of buoys in Toulon harbor. This work was later purchased by the government and donated to the Musée de la Castre in Cannes. His wife, Honorine Lambert, appeared as a model in many of his paintings.
In 1887, he received a commission for two decorative panels in the staircase of the Musée d'art de Toulon, depicting a fisherman and a winnower. They were destroyed during a bombardment in World War II.
Both of his sons were taken prisoner in World War I and placed in remote camps. This put a strain on his already fragile health and resulted in his death.
Approx. overall including frame 18½" x 21¾" Approx. overall including frame 47cm x 55cm