"The Bedouin Camp" by Eugene Deshayes
Great luminous oil on canvas painting by Deshayes, signed and dated 06' lower left. Presented in its possibly original period frame. The canvas measures: 32 x 40cm and the frame adds approximately 15cm to each of those dimensions. Deshayes Eugène François A. (1868-1939) French 19th-20th century born 1868 in Algiers; died 1939 in Algiers Painter, genre scènes, landscapes orientalism. School of Algiers. He studied at the Art school of Algiers starting from 1880. In 1882, he got a grant to study at the école des Beaux-Arts of Paris. He was taught then by Jean Léon Gérôme. He started to expose at the Salon des Artistes français in 1890. He also took part in the Salon de Paris between 1894 and 1907. He travelled intensely to Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. His works have great success. In 1910, he was named official painter of the Navy then obtained the Legion d’honneur in 1935. Eugène Deshaye was inspired by his travels in North Africa, Corsica and the Balearic Islands and painted landscapes in luminous colors, encampments, caravans of people, gardens full of flowers, and views of Algiers. He also occasionally painted landscapes of Ile de France and Provence. Exhibitions: He took part in the Salon of Paris between 1894 and 1907. In 2003, as part of ‘Djazaïr, une année de l’Algérie en France, he featured in two exhibitions. Painters from the other shore, Algiers 1830-1930 » (Cannes Museum) Luminous Algeria through the eyes of seascape painters (Marine Museum – Toulon) Bibliography: - Gérald Schurr, in: Les petits Maîtres de la peinture 1820-1920, valeur de demain, Les Éditions de 1’Amateur, Vol V - Dictionary of painters E.Benezit Vol IV / 778 (English version).