René Le Forestier was born in Pontivy in the Morbihan area of Brittany. He was a pupil of the artist Arthur Midy.
He moved to the Breton port of Concarneau, where he became a familiar sight, setting up his easel to paint en plein air, by the port, in the narrow streets in the walled town, or by the sea to paint seascapes and boats. He also had his own Gallery in the centre of the old town of Concarneau.
His many paintings of Breton life are a unique representation of life in Brittany in the middle of the Twentieth century.
René Le Forestier died in Concarneau in 1972.
New paintings for the new seasonSeptember 14, 2022September has arrived marking the start of Autumn. With the New Season we are pleased to present a series of paintings which have recently been added to our collection. The painting above by Roger Marcel Limouse depicts Menton on the French Riviera. Member of the Réalite Poétique Group, the painting is an illustration for the 1958 edition of the Nicholas Wine catalogue, showing the artist's love of strong southern light and colour which was a constant source of inspiration throughout his career. René Le Forestier (1903-1972) was a pupil...