Description: Oil on canvas. Framed: 18 x 44 inches. Joshua trees, dunes, sand, and mountains from the Southern California desert.
Condition Report: Excellent condition, framed.
Notes: Pierre Sicard (1900 - 1980) was born in Paris and was the son of the famous sculptor Franois Sicard. His subject matter includes Paris scenes, abstracts, and landscape views of dunes with Joshua trees from southern California. Sicard's style and technique has much in common with the Post Impressionists, but his subjects were the wild and romantic scenes of Parisian bars and nightclubs. He captured the stage performances of Josephine Baker and Le Revue Ngre. His paintings of the 1920's had titles like Le Pigalls, Le Dancing, and Charleston; these were "Les Annes Folles." Sicard had a long, successful career that spanned more than four decades. He traveled extensively visiting Hong Kong, Bali, Sydney, Manila, London, Marseille, Turin, Venice, Madrid, and in 1936 he traveled to the United States. Sicard made frequent trips to New York and Los Angeles, and in 1950 he settled in Los Angeles. He and his wife Suzanne build a house in Bel Air. Sicard's career continued to flourish with exhibitions Los Angeles, New York, and Paris throughout the 1950's. (Biographic notes courtesy of askART).
Provenance: Long term holding from a private collection.
Dimensions: 11 x 37 inches
Artist or Maker: Pierre Sicard (1900 - 1980
Literature: Sicard exhibited extensively around the world in his life at well known galleries including The Marie Sterner Gallery in New York, the Galerie Durand-Ruel in Paris, Galerie Bignou in Paris, Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Castais Galleries in New York, Galerie Andr Weil in Paris. SicardÕs work can be found in many museums including the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, The Museum of Luxembourg, The National Museum of Modern Art in Paris, and at the Carnavalet Museum in Paris.