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“La Turballe” by Georges Darel




Original Mixed Media
“La Turballe”
Inscribed and signed by Georges Darel (1892-1943)
Swiss School
Dated Juin 1934
Georges Alfred Darel (born Erath) was born in Geneva on 18 March 1892 and died there in November 1943. He was a painter of landscapes, still lives and figures. He studied art from 1912 to 1915 and was involved with many local well-known artists. He travelled to Provence for the “southern light” and returned to Switzerland in 1919. In 1920 he moved to Paris and remained there until the outbreak of war (1939). He had a spacious studio overlooking the Seine. From 1921 he exhibited at the Salon d Automne, Salon des Tuileries, Salon des Independents and French Art Fair. In 1953, 10 years after his death, the National Museum of Modern Art (now in the Pompidou Centre) presented several of his works at the Musée Gallera in Paris. His work is held by many public bodies including museums in Bastia, Belgrade, Bern, Geneva, Le Harve, Lyon, Paris (Chamber of Deputies, Court of Auditors, and National Museum of Modern Art and Washington. La Turballe is a coastal town of Loire-Atlantique, in Pays de la Loire region, located in the peninsula of Guerande Guérande. This evocative image, which bears an inscription by the artist “Á Mon Ami Pierre, souvenir de La Turballe Juin 1934”, is presented in its late 20th century silver coloured framing by a Geneva gallery.
Frame64cm X 85cm Image 43cm X 62cm