Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I found this painting not too long ago, It's a charming parisien street scene signed by Antoine Blanchard. I found this bio on the web and wonder if anyone else knows anything about this artist or his works or how much this might be worth. It's 16 x 20 inches
ANTOINE BLANCHARD (1910 - 1988)
One of the most important French street artists of the 20th century. Blanchard started his career at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
Antoine Blanchard (1910 - 1988)Antoine Blanchard was born in a village near Blois on the banks of the River Loire in 1910. Blanchard devoted his artistic career to the depiction of daily Parisian life and the seasonal changes.
His unique style, combined with the sensitivity of his brushwork, appeals to many collectors and examples of his paintings can be found in private collections in France, Great Britain, Germany, the United States and Canada.
Blanchard is regarded as one of the leading exponents of the School of Paris painters. His paintings of the historical monuments and buildings of Paris such as l'Arc de Triomphe, la Madeleine, Café de la Paix, & Notre Dame are sought after by collectors around the world.