1963 "The Finish Line - A Horse Race" Abstract Oil on Canvas by French Modernist Jean Chevolleau (1924-1996)
An important work by highly collected major French artist Jean Chevolleau (1924-1996), this brilliantly colorful and impressively sized signed oil on canvas was created by the major French modernist painter. Importantly, this work is his best known subject - horse racing - and is signed lower right, dated 1963 and further signed and titled on the verso. Entitled, “The Finish Line - A Horse Race” it emanates from an esteemed private Paris collection. In Excellent condition, the painting itself is 29x24" and overall 35x30" framed. His better works (such as this) have commonly sold for over $10,000 at auction. BIOGRAPHY: A pupil at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1945 to 1948, Chevolleau also studied with Othon Friesz at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in 1946. His work featured in a number of provincial Salons, and at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Independants in Paris. His two principal subjects are horse racing and equestrian sports and his works are notable for their intense light and contrasting blue-orange palette. Chevolleau's synthetic, rhythmic style is characteristically Post-Cubist.
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