Abstract Painting by San Francisco artist Victor diGesu, mid 20th century vintage, signed and dated 1965 and in upper left corner.
A beautiful abstraction woman with a hat measuring 28 x 22“, frame size 35 x 29“ Victor Dgesu Victor Di Gesu (1914-1988)
He met fellow artist, Janet Ament de la Roche while studying art at the Chouinard and Jepson Art Institutes in Los Angeles and they soon married. Eager to escape the "Sanity in Art" movement that had swept across the United States, they spent four years in Europe on the GI Bill and attended the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris, the Escuela de Belles Artes de San Jorge in Barcelona and schools in Italy. Both studied with Andre L'Hote, Yves Brayer and Jean Aujame and Victor also worked with Carlo Socrate.
Their works have received world wide recognition with exhibitions at numerous major galleries in Europe and the United Sates, including the Louvre, the Grand Palais in the Salon d'Automne, San Francisco Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum, San Francisco Civic Center and the Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art.
In 1956, they returned to the US and built a home in Pacific Grove, California. Shortly thereafter, prominent artist, Armin Hansen, promoted and sponsored Victor and Janet for membership into the Carmel Art Association.
Los Angeles Art Center, Los Angeles, California
Chouinard's, Los Angeles, California
Jepson's, Los Angeles, California
Academie de la Grande Chauniere, Paris, France
Academie Andre L'Hote, Paris, France
Escuela de Belles Artes de San Jorge, Barcelona, Spain
Studio Hinna, Rome, Italy