Pair of Mid-20th Century French Paris Paintings in Carved Frames Signed L. Dali
Fine pair of mid-20th century paintings depicting two of Paris most well recognized monuments; “L’Opera” and “Le Palais de la Bourse”. Set in a carved frame with light finish, each art work is painted in the impressionist style, yet with clean and fresh colors. One features the Paris Opera house, founded by king Louis XIV in 1669 under the leadership of Lully, and renamed the Academie Royale de Musique. The other painting depicts la Bourse, known a the historical Paris stock exchange, built by Brongniart from 1808 to 1826. Both pieces are in excellent condition and signed on the bottom Louis Dali.
22.75″W x 19.75″H
Louis Dali (1905-1994) was a French artist famous for his techniques in capturing the true atmosphere of Paris in his street scenes. He specialized in small street scenes in Paris. He has been awarded high honors in many exhibitions in Europe. Louis Dali was a member of the Society of French Artists in Paris.
Dali started his career as a mechanical engineer and had only started painting as a hobby.
He received the silver medal by the city of Paris in 1965 and won several awards at the Salons in Paris.
Dali’s popularity as an easel painter was enhanced in the late 1970′s when he was commissioned by the French government to paint his interpretation of the twelve sights of Paris. The collection was eventually used as the subject for a series of Limoges plates. Dali’s paintings have also been exhibited in museums in Nantes and Rennes.
Dali’s paintings depict mostly scenes of Paris, the colors are clean and fresh, his brush work delicate and yet “impressionistic” in style.
Louis Dali paintings became popular in the United States in the 1950s when the Arnot Gallery (New York) began to purchase his paintings. Arnot Gallery continued to exhibit Dali’s paintings throughout the artist’s life. Louis Dali lived in Brittany, France during the last 10 years of his life. After a fatal and long illness, Dali died in 1994.
|Dimensions||22.75" W x 2.5" D x 19.75" H|