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Lot 45

Yvonne Canu "St. Tropez" Pointillist Painting

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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Yvonne Canu (French, 1921-2008). Oil on canvas painting titled "St. Tropez" depicting ships in a harbor in pastel pointillism. Signed along the lower right; further signed and titled along the verso.

Provenance: Private Minnesota Collection.

Lot Essay:
Yvonne Canu spent her early years in Morocco before attending the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. After serving as a military nurse in World War II, she returned to Paris to join the group of Montmartre artists including Francois Gall, Elisee Maclet, and Tsuguharu Fouijta. Additionally, she studied at the Acadmie de la Grand Chaumiere alongside Ossip Zadkine. While she studied plein-air landscape painting, impressionism, and cubism, her greatest influence would prove to be Georges Seurat. From 1955 onwards she devoted her works to Pointillism.

Following the steps of Paul Signac, she moved to St. Tropez where she found inspiration just as Matisse, Bonnard, and Marquet had. While she occasionally visited Paris as well as other Mediterranean ports, she spent the majority of the remainder of her life painting in St. Tropez.

Unframed; height: 18 in x width: 21 3/4 in. Framed; height: 24 3/4 in x width: 28 1/4 in.


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