Albert Decaris, La Merveille - Mont St. Michel, 1926(185 views)
Signed and dated lower left: "Decaris 1926-". Titled verso by Samuel Chamberlain: "La Merveille - Mont St. Michel"; also titled verso in a different hand: "Mt. St. Michel / La Merveille". In fine condition aside from slight overall toning and some slight wear in all corners.
Born in 1901, Decaris studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, where at 19 he became one of the youngest winners of the prestigious Concours de Rome. Decaris was an illustrator of luxury art books, as well as a stamp designer for French and African postal services. He also produced many plates and watercolors for his own pleasure, covering a wide variety of subject matter.
Dimensions: 28 3/4 X 22 1/4 in.
Artist or Maker: Decaris, Albert, French (1901-1988)
Medium: Ink wash on paper
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