A signed, vibrant, c. 1920, oil-on-canvas painting Promenade Dans Le Bois by important, listed artist Louis Valtat (1869-1952). The artist's son, Louis-Andre Valtat has confirmed the authenticity of this work. Canvas size: 17.25" x 22"
Louise Valtat was a French painter, printmaker and stage designer. He spent much of his youth in Versailles, moving in 1887 to Paris, where he studied under Gustave Moreau at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and under Jules Dupre at the Academie Julian. As early as 1893 Valtat exhibited at the Salon des Independants, La Libre Esthetique in Brussels in 1900, and the ground breaking Salon d' Automne in 1905 when he became known as one of the leading artists in the Fauvist movement when one of his canvases was reproduced in the magazine "L'Illustration" next to paintings by Henri Manguin, Henri Matisse, André Derain and Jean Puy. Select Public Collections: Musée des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Chambéry; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Marseilles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The State Hermitage Museum, Saint-Petersburg; Musée de l'Annonciade, Saint-Tropez; Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art; Fondation Bemberg, Toulouse; Musée des Augustins, Toulouse; Musée des Beaux-Arts de Troyes; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL