A lovely rural landscape with a statue and wooden farm fence signed Louis Agricol Montagné ( Avignon, 1879 - Paris, 1960 ). Early twentieth-century. Extract translated from Wikipedia Louis Agricol Montagné ( Avignon, 1879 - Paris, 1960 ) was a French painter and watercolorist, a pupil of Paul Saïn and Fernand Cormon. Very young, he collaborated in 1900 with Paul Saïn on the decoration of the restaurant Le Train bleu at the Gare de Lyon in Paris. He exhibited in Paris at the Salon d'Automne in 1901 and was declared out of competition in 1911, which earned him a travel grant. Appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor, he was made an officer in 1932. Living in Paris and in the village of Les Angles, at the Château de Pontmartin, he was a member of the Groupe des Treize and the new group of regional artists. Montagné was appointed director of the School of Fine Arts in Avignon from 1920 to 1928 and curator of the Villeneuve-lès-Avignon museum. He illustrates with twenty watercolors the book by André Hallays, Avignon published in 1928 by Henri Babou. He heads several organizations such as the Committee for the Preservation of Sites and Monuments of Vaucluse, the Association of French Landscapers and the Association of French Watercolorists. He founded the Salon of drawing and watercolor painting.
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Approx. overall 46cm high x 59cm wide x 2cm