Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 15

Roger Crusat
Large French Expressionist Oil Painting, Girl, Poupèe, the Doll, Ecole de Paris

$4,500

About

Signed on recto and signed verso, titled, and inscribed Montmartre by the artist. This is a large colorful expressionist painting of a girl doll with long blonde or ginger redhead pigtails. It is titled Poupee 1925 and depicts an Art Deco era flapper girl in a beret. Roger Crusat (French Expressionist artist, poet and lithographer) is known for ballet troupe set design and theatre backdrop painting and architectural motifs. Roger Crusat was born in 1917 in Roussillon, Provence, France. Crusat's early works depict the colorful countryside of Provence in the South of France, As a young man Crusat performed many jobs in the troupe, designing costumes, and even dancing. But, most important, he painted the scenery for the troupe's performances. It was while working in this capacity that he learned the essentials of scenery painting that remain evident in his mature work. Crusat was a student of Andre Fons-Godail at Beaux-Arts in Perpignan when he was called to serve in World War II. After being wounded in 1940, he returned to study under Rene Jaudon at Beaux-Arts in Paris. Crusat was known by his contemporaries as "the Catalan painter of Montmartre" where he lived with his wife until his death in 1994. Cracked and peeling walls framed by rusting water pipes are a common sight in Montmartre. What others considered unnecessary, Crusat included. Water pipes were his cherished motif. Supposed by some to be a symbol of decay and monotony, Crusat's Impressionist water pipes like arteries in the body, convey life. Crusat won the prestigious Prix Populiste for his "Descente d'Eau" (Water Pipes) in 1956. Crusat's mature work retains the essentials of good scenery painting. Intricate detail will not be found, but broad, solid abstract shapes abound. His subtle colors, dense in texture, are meant to compliment his subjects, not distract from them. The critics considered him a lyric expressionist and a "painter of Man" in his portrayal of the anguish of daily life and the regrets of the past. Crusat exhibited at many of the same Salons as the post-impressionists and expressionists. Salon des Independants was co-founded by Georges Seurat. Degas had only one exhibition during his lifetime, and it was at the Galerie Durand Ruel in Paris. Gauguin had also exhibited his Tahitian paintings. Crusat's works were exhibited there in 1955. SELECT AWARDS 1954 Le Prix de la Jeune Peintre 1955 Prix des Amateurs d'Art & des Collectionneurs, Galerie Gazette des Beaux Arts, 140 rue Faubourg St. Honore, Paris Les Jardins des Abbesses purchased by the Republic of France, Prix de la Ville de Marseilles, Prix Othon Friesz 1956 Prix Populiste, Prix de Amedeo Modigliani 1957 Grand Prix International de Vichy, Prix de la Fondation Greenshields 1959 IVeme Grand Prix de Peinture du Festival de Vichy 1967 Le Prix des Amis de Brantôme, Perigord, France 1970 Prix de la Critique Academy de Vernet a Vichy,"La Nuit, Premiere Etude" Roger Crusat, Half-closed shutters , poems enriched with four original lithographs (175 numbered copies) drawn on Henri Deprest's presses on February 13, 1975 , Éditions Matignon 34, 1975. Personal exhibitions Durand-Ruel Gallery, Paris, 1955 [ 1 ] . Galerie Rivière, Paris, november 1958 [ 4 ] . Le Roux and Mathias, auctioneers in Paris, Sale of the Roger Crusat workshop , Hôtel Drouot , Paris, Thursday October 27, 1994 [ 5 ] . Jack's American Bistro, Glens Falls , September- october 2004 [ 6 ] . Collective exhibitions Galerie Roger, Lyon , October 1946 [ 7 ] . Salon des Indépendants , Paris, from 1952 [ 8 ] . Exhibition Discover , Galerie Charpentier , Paris, 1955. Populist Salon, Paris, 1956. Salon des Amis de Brantôme, 1957. Hundred painters and oil - Exhibition on the occasion of the centenary of the first oil drilling , Musée Galliera , october 1958 [ 9 ] . “An artist from Roussillon whose invoice calls for a flattering comparison with that of a Soutine or a Rebeyrolle . Indeed, following their example, he focuses on familiar scenes: Girls on the balcony or in the basket , Laundresses weighing heavily on the iron, draft horses or plucked turkeys, who stand next to a magnificent portrait of a man in a red dressing gown . Hasn't the Prix Populiste already crowned its merits? " - Jean Jacquinot SELECT EXHIBITIONS Galerie La Gentilhommiere, Paris La Salle Arago, Perpignan, Salon des Indépendants, Salon d'Automne Biennale de Menton, Menton Galerie des Jacobins, Lyon Galerie Durand-Ruel, Paris Salon de la Nationale Galerie Bassano, Paris Salon Populiste Salon de Romans Galerie Motte, Geneva, Switzerland Exposition à Quiberville sur Mer - Normandie Galerie Charpentier Salon Confrontation: Bernard Buffet, Roger Crusat, Jean Jansem, Franck Innocent, Jean-Jacques Morvan, Yasse Tabuchi, Gabriel Zendel Salon "Comparaisons" au Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris Galerie Monique de Groote, Paris Galerie 25, rue de L'Echaudé, Paris Galerie Duncan - Pyrenees-Aquitaine Galerie Rivière Galerie de Courcelles Galerie de la rue Paul Cezanne Galerie Louis Geraud Musée Galliera Salon de la Nationale Salon des Independants Salon Berruyer Salon a Tokyo (Japon) Galerie Madeleine Rauch Moulin Rouge Galerie Matignon, Paris Carrie Haddad Gallery at the St. Charles

Details

  • Creator
    Roger Crusat (1917 - 1994)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 51.5 in. (130.81 cm)Width: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    good. minor wear.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3826312272

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Bal Harbour, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1995
1stDibs seller since 2014
1,025 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

"The Conductor" Expressionist Oil Painting with Orchestra and Conductor
By Mervin Jules
Located in Detroit, MI
"The Conductor" is an Expressionist oil painting of a dramatically highlighted orchestral scene where orchestra and conductor are fully engaged in the musical moment. The viewer has ...
Category

1970s Expressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

"Expressionist Interior with Figures", Oil on Canvas, Mid-Century
By Pasquale Patrick Stigliani
Located in San Francisco, CA
This mid 20th century oil on canvas Expressionist interior scene is by Pasquale Patrick Stigliani (1926-2003), a New York City painter and poet. He was an independent artist trained...
Category

Mid-20th Century Expressionist Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Contestant" Expressionist Figures in Oil, Circa 1940s
By Martin Snipper
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa late 1940s oil on canvas Expressionist scene with figures entitled "Contestant" is by San Francisco North Beach artist Martin Snipper (1914-2008). Snipper studied at the ...
Category

1940s Expressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Women with Nude" Early Expressionist Oil Painting, 1929
By Jennings Tofel
Located in San Francisco, CA
This 1929 oil on canvas painting in green tones entitled "Women with Nude" is by Polish-born New York Expressionist Jennings Tofel (1891-1959). Tofel was a friend of Georgia O'Keefe ...
Category

1920s Expressionist Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

EVENING MOOD
By Stephen Shortridge
Located in Aventura, FL
Original oil on canvas painting. Hand signed on front; signed and titled on verso by the artist. Canvas is stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Stretched. Certificate of au...
Category

20th Century Expressionist Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

EVENING MOOD
$8,050 Sale Price
30% Off
PRIVATE CONCERT ON THE SQUARE
By Stephen Shortridge
Located in Aventura, FL
Original oil on canvas painting. Hand signed on front; signed and titled on verso by the artist. Canvas size 24 x 36 in. Framed. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of a...
Category

20th Century Expressionist Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

LOVELY MUSIC
By Stephen Shortridge
Located in Aventura, FL
Original oil on canvas painting. Hand signed on front; signed and titled on verso by the artist. Canvas is stretched. Artwork is in excellent condition. Certificate of authenticity ...
Category

20th Century Expressionist Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

LOVELY MUSIC
$3,500 Sale Price
30% Off
Conversation in the Theater - Expressionist Figurative Abstract
By Jane Voitle Mellin
Located in Soquel, CA
Bold and expressive large scale figurative abstract painting of two people conversing in a theater, with a silhouette of a third figure in the foreground, by Jane Voitle Mellin (Amer...
Category

1970s Expressionist Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery