20th Century Lilac Flower Bouquet Still Life Oil Painting by Antoine Serra
A golden hand carved wooden framed still life oil painting depicting a floral bouquet by Antoine Serra, in good condition. The terra cotta vase is standing on a light blue working table, decorated with books. Wear consistent with age and use. Signed on the lower right and dated on the front from 1957, France.
Without the frame: 24.25" H x 13.25" W x 0.75" D
Antoine Serra was a French, Italian painter born in 1908 in La Maddalena, Italy and past away in 1995, France. Once he finished his apprenticeship, Serra went to Paris to study Art at the French University École des Beauc-Arts. His first art pieces to paint were scraps of wallpaper, Plywood, cardboard, because he could not afford canvas. In 1928, Serra participated his first exhibition with a group of well-known artists, such as the French painter Simon Auguste and Louis Toncini. The paintings he made during this period represent factories and portraits of workers, all of which reflect a deep sadness, a feeling of pain and depression. His last paintings reflect scenes from everyday life, such as family scenes, interior scenes, etc. The last fifteen years of his life, he lived in Mouriès, a small Provencal village in his farmhouse.
Country of Origin: France
Dimensions: 30.25" H x 24" W x 1.5" L Weight: 15 lbs