French Artist (1923-2007)
'Marketplace at the Blvd. Saint Antoine, Paris'
Oil on wood
39.5 x 46.5 in.
Musee de Sceaux, France
Beauvais studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris before exhibiting his paintings to great acclaim, at the prestigious Salon d’Automne, Salon des Independents and Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris. He loved to depict animated urban scenes of his native Paris, whether they be busy marketplaces, lush parks and gardens, or barges moving lethargically along the Seine river.
Beauvais’ modernist technique contrasts with his traditional approach to perspective and draftsmanship. His application of pure, sustained brushstrokes of color contributes to the spontaneity of his expressive compositions. The artist imbues a sense of deliberation and structure in every brushstroke, and his works contain a rhythmic energy that infuses the compositions with animated vibrancy