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Max Savy
French Folk Art Naive Oil Painting Workers in Vineyard, Les Vignes aux Gitans

c.1950's

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Max Savy Oil on canvas painting depicting a village scene with winemakers in a vineyard by artist Max Savy (French, b. 1918). Signed in the lower right. Frame measures 24.5 inches x 28 inches. canvas is 18 X 22 inches., Perfect for a wine cellar or cave. Max Savy (French, 1918-2010) painted scenes of everyday life in the French Corbieres region, which garnered much success during his life. Though the artist remained silent about his early life, it's known his father instilled in him a belief in the humanist socialism philosophy of French Socialist Party leader, Jean Jaures. In 1938, at age 20, he moved to Carcassonne to attend school. There, he married and settled into a teaching position, joining the French Resistance during World War II and earning the Cross of the Combatant. After the war, he created the work for which he is most admired. Max Savy paintings are part of France's heritage collection, and the artist became a knight of the National Order of Merit in 1973. Max Savy's paintings and artworks include scenes of peasants in the fields. Max Savy was active/lived in France. Max Savy is known for folk art style painting of village architecture, vintners, figures in landscape, wine makers, marine scenes. His work is similar in style to the naive, folk art paintings of Michel Delacroix and Fanch Ledan. This is quite similar to a work I had titled "Les Vignes Aux Gitans" (the gypsy grape vines) So i assume this is also a vineyard painting. Né le 11 avril 1918 à Albi. Il a participé aux Salons parisiens : Terres Latines, Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Comparaisons, Salon d'Automne, Les Peintres témoins de leur temps. Il a exposé ses œuvres dans les galeries, en France : Boutique d'Art de l'Hôtel Négresco à Nice, Galerie d'Art Matignon, Paris, Galeries de Maurice, Alice Œillet, Le Biblion à Toulouse, Galerie Glardon à Carcassonne Galerie Robin, à Cannes, Galerie Peter Köhler Zurich, Galerie Isy Brachot à Bruxelles Galerie Zantman Carmel en Californie. After classical studies, he taught in Carcassonne while satisfying his passion: easel painting. 1938 - Wall decorations at the École normale in Carcassonne. 1945 - Exhibition at the Carcassonne museum. 1954 - Illustrates the “Pyrenean Tales” by G. Maugard (Ed. Erasme) 1957 - Winner of The Young Mediterranean Painting. 1959 - Selected for the Marianne Gilbert Prize, exhibition in Toulouse, Galerie La Joie de lire. 1960 - Selected at La Jeune gravure contemporaine, Marseille. 1961 - Exhibition in Nice, Negresco. 1962 - Grand Prize "Signatures", Exhibition in Paris, Galerie de Bourgogne, Exhibition in Toulouse, Galerie Oeillet. 1963 - Grand prize of honor of the jury of the Charles Malpel Prize, Exhibition in Zurich, Galerie Koller. 1966 - Exhibition in Paris, Galerie Ror Volmar. 1967 - Host of the Paule Mikkelsens Minde Foundation (Denmark). Exhibition in Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot. 1968 - Exhibition in Paris, Galerie ROI Volmar. 1969 - Exhibition in Brussels, Galerie Isy Brachot. 1970 - Exhibition in Carmel, California, Galerie Zantman. 1971 - Exhibition in Carmel, California, Galerie Zantman, Exhibition in Paris, Galerie d'art Matignon, Salon de Bollène. 1972 - Asnières Biennial, Asnières. Participates for the first time in the Salon of Painters Witnesses of their Time at the Galliera Museum 1974 - Exhibition in Paris, Place Beauvau Gallery. 1976 - Fontfroide Abbey, Pezenas, Hotel des Barons de Lacoste. 1977 - Exhibition in Paris, Place Beauvau Gallery. 1980 - Exhibition in Paris, Place Beauvau Gallery. 1983 - Guest of honor at the Albi Autumn Fair - Exhibition in Paris, Galerie de la place Beauvau. 1984 - Retrospective exhibition in Albi, Toulouse-Lautrec museum. 1985 - Canvas offered by the Aude department to the President of the Republic. Guest of honor at the 2nd European Festival of Contemporary Art in the Ardennes. 1986 - Exhibition in Paris, Galerie Guigné. 1988 - Guest of honor at the Salon International des Beaux-arts de Béziers. 1991 - Exhibitions in Montpellier, Galerie Réno, Aiguillon, Galerie du Château, Montpellier, Palais des Congrès, Nîmes, Galerie de la Fontaine, La Baule, Chapelle Sainte-Anne. 1992 - Exhibitions at Castelnaudary, Galerie Paul Sibra, Brive, the painters witnesses of their time, Muret, Carcassonne. 1993 - Toulouse, Galerie Inard, book on Max Savy “Le long chemin”, Exhibition at Albi, Castres, Galerie Le Coche d'Eau. 1994 - Paris, 1st National Building Convention, Toulouse, Galerie Inard. 1995 - Exhibition at Auch, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Geneva, Toulouse, Galerie Inard. 1997 - Exhibition in Geneva. 1998 - Toulouse, ENSICA, 12th Air and Space Arts Fair. Awards: Fighter's Cross 1940-1945 Cross of the Volunteer Combatant 1940-1945 Resistance Volunteer Combatant's Cross Knight from Academic Palms Knight of the National Order of Merit Official of the National Order of Arts and Letters Participates since 1964 in Parisian Salons His paintings have been purchased by the State of France, the prefectures of Aude and Tarn and the cities of Carcassonne, Narbonne, Paris, Toulouse.
  • Creator:
    Max Savy (1918 - 2010)
  • Creation Year:
    c.1950's
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 24.5 in (62.23 cm)Width: 28 in (71.12 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    good. frame has minor wear.
  • Gallery Location:
    Surfside, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU38213029062
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