Morrocans at the oasis

Felix Bellenot

1892 – 1963

Circa 1940

Oil on canvas 46 X 55 cm, mounted in a patinated Parnassian frame 61 X 69 cm a little rubbed. An invisible restoration from the front to the bottom right, canvas cover on the back. The artist, born in Grace, exhibited at the Salon d’Automne as well as that of the Tuileries. He lived in Morocco from 1936 to 1961 where he taught drawing at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Casablanca and he delivered superb orientalist paintings to us in a somewhat suggestive touch à la Marquet, but splashed with light, at the like our painting, the gauguinian accents of which serve this representation of women resting in the hot hours in the palm grove of the oasis, chatting with each other in small groups or taking a nap. Do not hesitate to ask us for photos or additional information by email or phone. In partnership with the Galerie Lafouresse, we are specialists in paintings on the Basque Country, the Landes and the Arcachon Basin.

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