Andre MAIRE (1898-1984): The Bridge, ink. Circa 1930.



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Andre MAIRE (1898-1984) : The Bridge. Drawing in brown and blue color showing a man crossing a bridge in the Renaissance style with people on the first plan. Signed on the bottom right. Framed under glass. Solid wood frame chocolate color.

From the 30's

Ink : 30 x 23 cm - 12 x 9 in
Frame : 47 x 39 - 18 1/2 x 15 1/2 in

Andre MAIRE (1898-1984) Andre MAIRE (1898-1984):
Student of the painter Andre DEVAMBEZ in the Fine Art School of Paris in 1917. Mobilized for the First World War, he is sent to French Indochina in Vietnam. He became a school teacher for arts in the College of Saigon. When he was in Vietnam, he traveled in Cambodia and did a lot of drawings of the Angkor site which will be used for the great Colonial Exhibition of 1931 in Paris. Back in France, he traveled a lot in Italy, especially Venice, and Spain. Between 1938 and 1945, he traveled in Egypt, India, Ceylon and Africa. From 1948 to 1955 he worked again as an art teacher in Saigon at the School of Architecture. He produced a lot of orientalist drawings on Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, in the art-deco style, very modern, pure and stylized. He is famous for his charcoal drawings, water-colors and gouaches, and also his inks and sepias.

Lorédana HASCOËT-MAIRE: André Maire 1898-1984, L'Itinéraires décoratif d'un peintre voyageur. Paris. Gallimard. 2008.
Solange THIERRY: Le Cambodge d'André MAIRE. Paris. Somogy. 2005.
Michel LEFRANCOIS: André MAIRE, Paysages d'Afrique et d'Asie. Paris. Somogy. 2001.
Coll.: André MAIRE, peintre voyageur. Paris. Somogy. 2000.

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