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Pierre LeLong
Foliage, "Paysage du Midi" Large Oil Painting

1963

$2,200Asking Price

About

Pierre Emile Gabriel Lelong (24 March 1908 – 29 June 1984) was a neo-Impressionist painter based in France, winner of the Grand Prix des Peintres Témoins de Leur Temps in 1972. He is considered one of the postwar group of artists referred to as La Nouvelle Ecole de Paris. Pierre Emile Lelong was born in 1908 in Neuilly-sur-Seine. He began to draw and paint at an early age. In the 1920s he took classes at the Atelier Julien in Paris. In about 1933 he started to paint again and by 1935 had rented a studio in Montmartre (91, rue Caulaincourt). His work appeared in newspapers and magazines. He first exhibited his work at the Salon des Indépendants in 1935, and as part of a group at the Galerie Rotgé. He later destroyed much of his earliest work, so few paintings from this period survive. In 1939 he moved his studio to 30 quai de Passy (later the avenue President Kennedy). When World War II broke out, he became a liaison officer for a British regiment. He was taken prisoner at Dunkirk and sent to Camp Oflag IV-D near Dresden. He spent his time sketching his fellow prisoners and the events in the camp. He was later transferred to an outpost of Stalag IV-A, at Zittau, near the Czech frontier. After at least one failed attempt at escape, he succeeded in 1942 and returned to France, where he turned his sketches into a book Une Vie de Camp, published in 1943. He spent the remainder of the war in Trinidad with his wife’s family. During this period (1943–45), he worked on his painting technique, which had been interrupted by his earlier military service and professional career. He and his wife moved to New York City after the war, where their only son, Jean-François, was born. The family returned to France in 1947, and Lelong took a studio at 10, rue des Batignolles. During the late 1940s, he produced illustrations for various journals, including Cavalcade, Paysage, La Pensée Française, Lisez-moi, Champs-Elysées, Paris-Dimanche, and Fantasia. La Galerie Doucet arranged a solo exhibition for Pierre Lelong in 1950. Thereafter, he exhibited more and more frequently: the Salon d'Automne, the Salon de la Peinture à l’Eau, the Salon des Indépendants, the Salon du Dessin. His work became increasingly well-known and in 1956, he was invited to do a portrait of the composer Jacques Ibert. He was also commissioned to paint frescos for several institutional clients. He spent most summers in the south of France, and created a large body of work depicting boats, beaches, bathers, and southern towns. A fall from a horse in March 1961 led to a spell in hospital, but he recovered and continued to paint. A monograph on his work by Gerard Mourgue was published later that year. He exhibited in the Salon des Peintres Témoins de Leur Temps in 1963. In 1966 he moved to a studio at 74, rue des Plantes, in the 14th arrondissement. As abstract art became more popular, he wrote articles defending figurative art, including “Pourquoi je suis figuratif” in Connaissance des Hommes in 1971. He received the Grand Prix of the Peintres Témoins de Leur Temps in 1973 after a successful exhibit at the Galerie Minet. A retrospective of his work was mounted in Nice in 1974 at the Palais de la Méditerranée. His last major exhibition was at the Galerie d’art de la Place Beauvau in 1980, a series of works depicting the city of Paris. His health began to fail the following year and he died on 29 June 1984. Six months later, his only son was killed in a car accident in Morocco. Awards Prix des Beaux Arts, 1945. Prix Othon Friesz, finalist, 1952. Prix Portier, 1955. Prix de la Biennale de Menton, 1957. Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, 1959. Grand Prix des Peintres Témoins de Leur Temps, 1972. Solo exhibitions Galerie Maurice Deuillet, Paris, 1958. Galerie Carlier, Paris, 1959. Leicester Galleries, London, 1960. Galerie Walter, New York, 1967. Galerie Mirage, Montpellier, 1968. Distelheim Galleries, Chicago, 1971. Galerie Squarcifichi, Tokyo, 1972. Galerie d’art de la Place Beauvau, Paris, 1972. Galerie 65, Cannes, 1973. Galerie d’art de la Place Beauvau, Paris, 1973. Retrospective, Palais de la Méditerranée, Nice, 1974. Galerie Triade, Barbizon, 1987.

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  • Creator
    Pierre LeLong (1908 - 1984, French)
  • Creation Year
    1963
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 22 in. (55.88 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    frame has wear.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3822519611

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