1893 – 1968
Title: "Rendez-vous Romantique”
Date: c. 1930
Size: Height 37 inches Width 47 1/2 inches (framed)
This accomplished artist was born in Lyon in 1893. He trained and lived much of his life at Saint Cyr au Mont d’Or in Lyon. Guerrier began his career as an illustrator but made his name painting Belle Epoque subjects and Parisian life between the wars. He also traveled to and worked in the Alps and Algeria producing a number of Orientalist subjects along with a series of paintings in St Paul de Vence.
Clearly inspired by the work of Impressionist masters such Manet and Toulouse-Lautrec his work captures and celebrates the diversity of life in Paris at the turn of the century; from the nightclubs of Montmartre to the cafés of the Champ-Elysses, Guerrier depicts French high society in its pomp. There is often a subtle narrative to the work, where a stolen glance speaks volumes. Further evidence of Manet’s work is evident in his figures, who often stare directly at the viewer, creating images that are, at once, engaging and arresting, while the fashions of the age are beautifully rendered with a vivid palette and deftly applied impasto.
Guerrier exhibited at the Salon de Printemps, Paris.
This wonderful example of his work is presented in pristine condition in its original period frame and is signed by the artist.