Antoine Blanchard1910 - 1988
Rue de La Paix, Place VendomeStock code: S3843
Signed. Oil on Canvas. 13 x 18 ins / 33 x 45.7cms
Price category: C: £10,000 - £15,000
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He studied for three years and developed a remarkable drawing skill, which was to prove invaluable in later life. Sadly, Antoine Blanchard's artistic hopes were put aside when he had to take over the family joinery business left to him by his father. He painted occasionally for pleasure, but had to refuse many important commissions from art dealers as business pressures were so great. He eventually retired from business and moved to Paris, where he lived until his death. Antoine Blanchard took no interest in the aspects of modern life and always depicted the elegance of life in Paris in the early 1900s.