Sea wall, Saint-Tropez
Signed bas droite
46cm x 33cm
Henri Manguin was born in Paris in 1874 and died at Saint Tropez in 1949.
He entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts to study under Gustave Moreau, as did Matisse and Charles Camoin with whom he became close friends. Like them, Manguin made copies of Renaissance art in the Louvre and was known as one of the Fauves.
Manguin was very much influenced by impressionism, as can be witnessed in his work with his use of bright pastel hues.
He married in 1899 and made numerous portraits of his wife, Jeanne, and their family. In 1902, Manguin had his first exhibition at the Salon des Independants and d'Automne. Many of his paintings were of Mediterranean landscapes; these represented the height of his career as a Fauve artist.
He traveled extensively with Albert Marquet throughout Southern Europe. In 1949, Manguin left Paris to settle in Saint- Tropez.
Manguin’s work has been described as joyful painting, a tranquil fulfillment conveying a feeling of duration. His work blends in a harmonious serenity. It has been said that his great merit was that he did not attempt to exceed his limits, preserving instead the calm and flexibility that characterise his stylish works.
Asking price: £2,895.00
Currently not on display