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Original untitled mixed media painting (oil and gouache) on paper by Jacques Ceria Despierre (France, 1912-1995), mid-century, depicting figures in an architectural setting. In excellent condition. Signed and dated 1954 l.l. This painting measures roughly 10" by 8" (painting alone) and 27" by 22" in its period frame.
Jacques Despierre studied at the Beaux Arts in Paris with Lucien Simon. He was a close associate of Villon and Gromaire. With Robert Humblot and Georges Rohner he was one of the founding members of the group "Forces Nouvelles" in 1934, which held a number of exhibitions at the Galerie Billet-Worms in Paris.
A strong work by an important 20th Century French artist.