This oil on canvas is of a winter scene, with shops lining a snow covered street with a gray sky and barren tree. The artist’s signature Louis Dali is in black paint in the lower left-hand corner, decorative wood frame with traces of gilt. Age: 1940-1950’s - Size: 15 ¾” high x 19” wide including frame (painting 10 ¾” x 13 ¾”)
Louis Dali (1905-2001) is a listed French artist famous for his Paris street scenes. He was especially active in the 1940's and 1950's, and specialized in small street scenes in Paris. He has been awarded high honors in many exhibitions in Europe. He was well represented in European and American galleries during his lifetime. Dali's popularity as an easel painter was enhanced in the late 1970's when he was commissioned by the French government to paint his interpretation of the twelve sights of Paris. Early in his career Louis Dali studied under the masterful eye of Maurice Utrillo, one of the most famous of the Paris street painters. Utrillo's influence is evident in many Dali compositions. Louis Dali paintings became popular in the United States in the 1950s when the W.T. Burger Company (New York) purchased his paintings for the American art market.