French painter, sculptor, medallist and designer, Roger Bezombes studied in Paris, at l'École des Beaux-Arts, who adopted the saturated colours of Henri Matisse in landscapes and figure studies often based on observation of exotic cultures, notably Mediterranean and North African. An inveterate traveller to Belgium, Germany, Italy, Greece, Crete, Israel, North Africa and the United States, Bezombes' works were regularly exhibited in Paris at the Salon d’Automne, the Salon des Artistes Independants, and Les Tuileries. His work refers heavily to artists such as Gaugain, Van Gogh, and Matisse and is loved across the world for its powerful and inimitable style. Tapestry designs for Aubusson, posters (including this image used by Air France), costumes and sets for ballets at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Bezombes defines the French artist as we know it today - passionate, driven, and always involved. These qualities are abundantly evident in his art, and for that reason Bezombes’ work continues to be highly desired and collected in France and abroad.
Roger BEZOMBES France
Petit Cote D'Azur 1968
460 x 345 image size
650 x 500 paper size
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