This oil on canvas depicting the Champs Elysees in Paris was painted by the important American impressionist, Andre Gisson (1928-2003). Frame measures 30.75" by 26.75" by 1.75" and stretcher measures 24" by 20". We estimate this work was painted sometime from the 1950s to the 1970s. This item resides on the Upper East Side of Manhattan ( New York City ) and may be seen by appointment.
Gisson was born in Brooklyn, New York and studied at Pratt Institute. As a young man visiting Paris he studied Monet, Pissarro, Degas and other important impressionists. He made the style his own and changed his name from Gittleman to Gisson and altered his year of birth to 1910, hoping the new name and acquired years would make him more desireable and successful. He is particularly known for his cityscapes and street scenes, landscapes, coastal views and beach scenes, and still lifes and portraits as well. He worked in Lake Mahopac in New York where he lived for over ten years, and painted in France as well each summer. He is included in the 1999 edition of Who Was Who in American Art.