Inscriptionssigned, 'Ch.Camoin' (lower right)
ProvenanceWally Findlay Galleries, Inc.
Private collection, Montreal.
Charles Camoin is an important French artist whose work and style is a witness to his time and place. His career evolved from the inspiration of Pierre Auguste Renoir, admiration of Cézanne, and respect for paintings of his peers, maybe most notably Albert Marquet.
By 1921, Camoin was sharing time between a studio in Montmartre and one in Saint-Tropez, the latter where he was increasingly spending time while exhibiting in among Paris’ finest art dealing galleries, including Charpentier and Bernheim-Jeune, as well as the major salons of his day. After WWll, Camoin rented a studio overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Tropez where he painted this and the following Camoin painting.