If February is the month of love, Paris is definitely the city of romance. Let's take a stroll through the Parisian avenues with a selection of paintings of the Ville Lumières.
Above you can see a new addition to our collection, Le Quai d'Orsay by Charles Malle (b. 1935). During a lifetime spent pursuing his twin passions of restoring antiques, and painting, Malle was always inspired by memories of France as it was in his youth – fairs, snowy towns, the sea, and busy Paris squares and streets.
Elie Anatole Pavil, Fontaine du Palmier, Place du Chatelet, Paris
Oil on canvas: 60 cm x 73 cm
After studying at the Académie Julian under William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Elie Anatole Pavil first exhibited his paintings in Paris in 1904 at the Salon des Peintres de Paris, and thereafter continued to exhibit at various Paris Salons such as Salon des Artistes Indépendants, Salon des Artistes Français and the Salon d'Automne throughout his artistic career. During his career, Pavil concentrated on the theme of Paris - its parks, gardens, boulevards, and the river Seine.
Roger Bertin, La Faubourg-Montmartre
Oil on canvas: 66 cm x 81 cm
Framed size: 80 cm x 97 cm
Roger Bertin exhibited extensively throughout his life in Paris, Monaco, Cannes, New York, Berlin and Munich, specialising in scenes of Paris, still lifes, interiors, and landscapes. He also painted scenes of North Africa as a result of his travels in Algeria and Morocco in the 1940s. Examples of his work can be found in the Musée d’Art Moderne, Paris, Musée de la Ville de Paris, and the Philadelphia Museum.
Artist of the Month
Denys Delhanty (1925-2015)
Harold Denys William Delhanty was born in Cardiff in 1925. He studied art at Cardiff College of Art (1942-1944) under the artists Ceri Richards and Evan Charlton. His studies were interrupted by the Second World War and he served in the British army between 1944-1947. After completing his army service Delhanty returned to Cardiff College of Art (1948-1950) to study under Eric Malthouse. On graduating he became Head of Art at Cheltenham Ladies College (1951-1964); lecturer in art at Rolle College in Exmouth (1964-1966); then senior lecturer, Gloucestershire College of Education, (1966-80). Read more...
Pictured: Dubrovnik, mixed media on card: 46 cm x 66 cm (framed size: 66 cm x 86 cm). Signed, inscribed and dated 1956.