Conversation in the Foret, by Jean Peske (1870-1949). Oil on Canvas.

Jean Peske (Russia, 20th Century)

Conversation in the Foret, by Jean Peske (1870-1949).  Oil on Canvas.
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Conversation in the Foret, by Jean Peske (1870-1949). Oil on Canvas.

List Price $14,200

Along with fellow artists Matisse, Derain and Vlaminck, Peske was part of the Fauve movement, evoking a strong emotional response from the viewer through the use of bold, tonal contrasts. His brushstrokes are thick and arabesque, giving the composition a rhythmic intensity. His choice of mauves, deep reds and golden yellows are inspired by Baroque art and the luminous theater designs he made for the Ballets Russes. Signed lower right. Framed in a gold gilt, carved French frame.

FRAMED: HEIGHT: 22 in | WIDTH: 29 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 15½ in | WIDTH: 22 in

Origin Russia
Category Oils
Period 20th Century
Style Unspecified

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"Peske studied painting at the Art Academies in Kiev and Odessa before moving to Paris in 1891 to study at the Julian Academy in Paris. He became intricately woven into the fabric of French artistic life as of 1895, and gave his first one man show at the famous Revue Blanche in 1900. In 1902, he followed his fellow colleagues Matisse, Vlamick and Derain to the port city of Collioure on the Mediterranean coast,where he soon adopted a palette of bold, luminous colors that brought him into the fold of the Fauve movement.
He exhibited his work at all the major salons in Paris, and was shown at the prestigious Galerie Durand-Ruel in Paris in 1923, followed by a show in New York. The Salon des Independants held a major retrospective of his paintings in 1950. Peske is considered among those who were part of the Ecole de Paris, as one of the most dedicated to the liberty of technique and imagination.
In 1934, he founded the Musee de Collioure, also known as the Musee Peske, which houses a large number of his paintings.
Musee Jean Peske, Collioure, France
Musee Cantini, Marseille, France
Petit Palais, Geneva, Switzerland
Dictionnaire des Petits Maitres de la Peintire 1820-1920, Gerald Schurr
Jean Peske : Catalogue de la Collection au Musee de Collioure. Somogy Editions d'Art
Jean Peske, Son Oeuvre et sa Vie, Marie-Elizabeth Loiseau