Pierre CASTAGNEZ (1898-1951): Portrait of a young Foulah woman, aqua-forte, 1938, signed

 

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Pierre CASTAGNEZ (1898-1951) : Portrait of a young Foulah woman. Aqua-forte and aqua-tint on paper, signed in the plate and on the lower right with pencil. Engraved by Gabirel BARLANGUE (1874-1956). Limited edition of 200 copies. Newly framed under glass with palm tree leaves wand.

1938

Plate : 36,2 x 26,5 cm - 14 1/4 x 10 7/16 in
Frame : 43 x 33 cm - 16 15/16 x 13 in

Bibliography

BENEZIT: Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Paris. Gründ. 1999. See vol.3, page 396b.

Pierre CASTAGNEZ (1898-1951):
He was born in Castillones the 1st June 1898 where is father was a teacher. The day of his 17th anniversary, the 1st June of 1915, he enlisted in the army. He participated to the battles of Verdun and of Le Chemin des Dames. Three times buried alive, many times wounded and gassed, he ended the war with the War Cross with palms, the Military Medal and received after the Legion d'honneur as a simple soldier.
He followed lessons at the School of Fine Arts and then leaved for Senegal in Africa at the end of the year 1919.
Agent and then general agent of many trading counters, he left the trading carreer for the administration to be able to have time to practice his art.
He leaved many years in Bamako (Mali, ex Soudan Français), and then in Konakry (Guinée Française), before to become teacher at the Van Vallenhoven College in Dakar.
He spent all his holidays travelling inside the Afrique Occidentale Française. So he was, in 1941, the first painter to discover and to make famous the city of Tombouctou.
Member of the Société des Amis des Arts de Dakar, they have a yearly exhibition, Pierre Castagnez is one of the first members, il will become later its president after Roger NIVELT (1899-1962).
He died in Dakar at 53 years old in June 1951.

Sources:
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Castagnez
BENEZIT: Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Paris. Gründ. 1999. Voir vol.3, page 396b.

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