Raoul Van MALDERE (1875-1947): Mediterranean port, oil on canvas, signed, 1921-1923

 

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Raoul Van MALDERE (1875-1947) : Mediterranean port. Oil on canvas signed lower left 'Raoul van Maldere'.

Circa 1921-1923

Size : 65 x 92 cm - 21 5/8 x 36 1/4 in

Raoul Camille Van Maldère (1875-1947):
French artist born in 1875 in Marseille from parents of Belgian origin.
Lived all his life in Marseille where he had a gallery. Van Maldère was self taught as a young artist, then studied painting still in Marseille under the direction of Joseph COLLA (1841-?). He painted French landscapes and sea-sides, especially south of France, Provence, in the area of Marseille where he enjoyed painting the farms of the countryside and the creeks of the Riviera: Cassis, La Ciotat, etc., first in the post-impressionist style of Van Gogh then in a post-cubist style, with beautiful colors and light. He was member of the 'Salon d'Automne' in Paris where he exhibited in 1923 five paintings, among them 'L'Atelier de Ziem (Provence)' (The Atelier of the painter Felix ZIEM) and 'Environs de La Ciotat' (Around the city of La Ciotat); in 1935 he exhibited 'Pont (Haute-Provence)' (Bridge from Provence) and 'Masure de Provence' (Old houses from Provence). He exhibited also in 'Salon de Paris' in 1925 'Eglise dans la Drôme' (Church in the Drôme). He had an Atelier in Paris 10 rue de Rochechouart in Montmartre. He died in 1947.

He illustrated:
Elzéard ROUGIER: La Provence et la Mer. Marseille. Librairie A. Tacusel. 1926. -156p. Dessins de Raoul Van Maldère, Jean de Queylar, Marius Barret, Boussion, Georges Scalup.
Elzéard ROUGIER: Les Marseillais d'hier. Marseille. Ancienne Librairie Paul Ruat. 1922. -176+XIV+189p. 11 plumes de Raoul Van Maldère.
Elzéard ROUGIER: Les Offrandes. Poems. With 12 original drawings from Marius BARRET and Raoul Van MALDERE. Marseille. Paul Ruat. 1912. -191p.

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