Maurice Lévis - Village on a Rivers Edge - Circa 1910. Maurice Levis was an accomplished oil painter and watercolourist, who specialized in landscape and genre painting. His career spanned over 60 years overlapping the 19. Centuries, and traces of various styles and influences are present in his work.
He started his artistic training in the late 1870s at the Académie Julian under Jules Lefebvre, and continued his studies with Henri Harpignies and with Pierre Billet. Their strong Barbizon School, academic and naturalism influences became apparent in his style. In 1888, he became a member of the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris, where he consistently exhibited throughout his long and prolific career. In 1895, he was given an Honourable Mention; and in 1896, he received a Third Place medal. In 1927 his work was finally awarded a Gold Medal.Most of his work depicts locations in France, mainly Normandy and Brittany, mainly rural scenes with villagers tending to chores and animals, or shoreline scenes. Levis died in 1940 at the age of 80. Signed on bottom right corner. Dimensions: 26 x 38 cm. / 10 x 15 in. Frame: 35 x 47 cm. / 13 3/4 x 18.5 in. Gild wood, contemporary, classic style. The item "Antique Landscape, French River Oil Painting, Maurice Lévis (1860-1940)" is in sale since Friday, March 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "winckelmanngallery" and is located in Stittsville, ON.
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