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Swiss Painter Lac Leman

By Lake Geneva - Impressionist Watercolor, Figure in Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Duhem. The work depicts a woman in a pink dress and sun hat looking out of blue water of Lac Leman (Lake
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1920s Impressionist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

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La Vue - Juan les Pins - 19th Century Watercolor, Flowers by Sea Landscape Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Watercolour on paper circa 1925 by Henri Duhem depicting a view of the sea from the promenade at Juan les Pins on the French Riviera. A flower box of purple flowers in the forefront ...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Le Ruisseau - Impressionist Watercolor, Figure by Stream in Landscape by H Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A lovely watercolour on paper circa 1905 by French Impressionist painter Henri Duhem depicting a woman in a blue dress taking a stroll along the path beside a stream. The trees and f...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Fleurs - French Impressionist Watercolor, Still Life of Flowers by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Watercolour on paper circa 1920 by French Impressionist painter Henri Duhem depicting white, red, pink and yellow flowers. Signed lower right. This painting is not currently framed b...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

In the Lot Valley - Impressionist Oil, Figure in Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed and dated figure in landscape oil on panel by French impressionist painter Henri Duhem. The work depicts a woman in a summer dress and bonnet walking beside a tree lined wall ...
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1920s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Maison en paysage - 19th Century Watercolor, Cottage in Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Watercolour on card circa 1920 by Henri Duhem depicting a cottage in a landscape. Signed lower left. This painting is not currently framed but a suitable frame can be sourced if requ...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Cardboard, Watercolor

Lac Geneva - French Impressionist Watercolor, Lake in Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed impressionist watercolour on paper circa 1920 by Henri Duhem. The piece depicts a view of Lake Geneva and the mountains beyond. Painted in beautiful blues, greens and purple s...
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1920s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

By the canal - Impressionist Watercolor, Figure in Town Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A charming watercolour on paper circa 1905 by French impressionist painter Henri Duhem. The piece depicts a woman in a dark coat walking through a town beside a canal in the evening....
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Early 1900s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

"Winter - Douai" Duhem French 19th Century Impressionist White Snow Scene
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Oil on canvas. Signed lower left. This painting is not currently framed but a suitable frame can be sourced if required. Henri Duhem was descended from an old Flemish family and ori...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Le Moulin - 19th Century Oil, Figure by Windmill in French Landscape by H Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A beautiful painting of a figure walking by a windmill on a sunny day by Henri Duhem. Oil on panel. Signed lower right and dated 1906 verso. This painting is not currently framed but...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil, Panel

Nu avec des fleurs - Post-Impressionist Oil, Nude & Flowers - Georges D'Espagnat
By Georges d'Espagnat
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Signed nude oil on original canvas circa 1910 by French post impressionist painter Georges D'espagnat. The work depict a nude woman seated on a stall turned away from the artist. Pai...
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1910s Post-Impressionist Nude Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

On the Barges - 19th Century Watercolor, Figures on Boats on River - Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Watercolour on paper circa 1910 by Henri Duhem depicting figures on boats on the river, their reflections visible in the water below and a crescent moon in the sky. Signed lower righ...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Oiseaux dans la neige - 19th Century Watercolor, Birds in Snowy Garden - H Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Watercolour on paper circa 1905 by Henri Duhem depicting birds in the snow in a winter garden scene. Signed lower right. This painting is not currently framed but a suitable frame ca...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Maison sur la colline - Impressionist Watercolour, Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Watercolour on paper circa 1925 by French Impressionist painter Henri Duhem depicting a woman standing near a small white chalet house in the hill near Lake Geneva (Lac Léman in Fren...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Le Jardin de l'oncle Dincq - Douai - 19th Century Watercolor, Landscape - Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A stunning watecolour on paper circa 1910 by French Impressionist painter Henri Duhem. The watercolour depicts a water feature in the garden of the artist's Uncle Dincq, in the St Pi...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Fishing boats moored - Impressionist Watercolour, Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Watercolour on paper circa 1910 by French Impressionist painter Henri Duhem depicting fishing boats moored up as the sky in the distance glows pink as the sun sets. Signed lower left...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Watercolor, Paper

Haymaking - Impressionist Watercolor, Figures in Landscape by Henri Duhem
By Henri Duhem
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
A wonderful watercolour on paper circa 1920 by French impressionist painter Henri Duhem. The work workers in a field making hay. Signature: Signed lower left Dimensions: Unframed:...
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1920s Impressionist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

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Femme-oiseau - XVIII (18) - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, pencil drawing
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Femme-oiseau - XX (20) - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, pencil drawing
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Femme-oiseau - XXXXXI (51) - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, pencil drawing
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Pencil

Femme-oiseau - XXXXXII (52) - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, pencil drawing
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Femme et son chien, Oil painting, Contemporary, French Artist Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
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1980s Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Trois femmes nues IX - Nude Watercolor, Contemporary, Pastel, Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
(Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned artists such as César, Jean Lurçat
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel

Portrait with brown hair, unique piece, printer's ink and oil paint on paper
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Printer's Ink, Oil

Grey flutist and small goat - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, monotype
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Printer's Ink, Oil

In the chair, unique piece, printer's ink and oil paint on paper
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Printer's Ink, Oil

Still life with coloured fruits by Raymond Debiève, oil pastel on paper, undated
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
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1950s Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil Pastel

The cloud, unique piece, oil paint on paper, 1980
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

The buffet, unique piece, oil paint on paper, 1978
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

The composer, Raymond Debiève, unique piece, oil pastel on paper, 1989
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil Pastel

Fishnet stocking (I), R. Debiève, unique piece, Indian ink on paper
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

India Ink

Provence, Raymond Debiève, unique piece, oïl paint on wood
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

The child and the owl, unique piece, oil paint on wood
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Cat and boy , Raymond Debiève, unique piece, printer's and oil paint on paper
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Printer's Ink

Victorious peace, Raymond Debiève, unique piece, oil paint on wood
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil

Winter, unique piece, oil paint on paper
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Femmes nues, Oil painting, Contemporary, French Artist Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Le vélo orange, Oil painting, Contemporary, French Artist Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Sans titre, Oil painting, Contemporary, French Artist Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Church and white trees in Provence, Contemporary, Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Maison et vent en Provence, Contemporary, Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Landscape Paintings

Materials

Oil

Oiseaux du paradis, Oil painting, Contemporary, French Artist Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Dans la cour (2), Oil painting, Contemporary, French Artist Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned artists such as César, Jean Lurçat, Edouard
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Dans la cour, Oil painting, Contemporary, French Artist Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned artists such as César, Jean Lurçat, Edouard
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Nu intérieur rouge et bleu, Nude Oil Painting, Contemporary, Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
(Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned artists such as César, Jean Lurçat
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Nude Paintings

Materials

Printer's Ink, Oil

La toilette, Oil painting, Contemporary, French Artist Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
(Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned artists such as César, Jean Lurçat
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

A la plage, Oil painting, Contemporary, French Artist Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Femme au chapeau vert, Monotype, Contemporary, Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
(Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned artists such as César, Jean Lurçat
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Printer's Ink

Le fumeur, Contemporary, Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned artists
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Printer's Ink

Femme qui crie, Contemporary, Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
(Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned artists such as César, Jean Lurçat
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Printer's Ink

Laveuses - Lac Leman - Impressionist Oil, Figures in Landscape by L A Landre
Located in Marlow, Buckinghamshire
"Laveuses sur la promenade de Morges – Lac Leman" A lovely oil on panel by French genre painter
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1880s Impressionist Figurative Paintings

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Oil, Panel

Femme-oiseau - XIX (19) - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, pencil drawing
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Flutist and goat in the sun - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, monotype
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Printer's Ink, Oil

Turquoise hair, unique piece, printer's ink and oil paint on paper
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Printer's Ink, Oil

Little green flutist and goat - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, monotype
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Printer's Ink, Oil

Flutist and goat in the night - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, monotype
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Printer's Ink, Oil

Flutist, goat and bird - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, monotype
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Printer's Ink, Oil

Portrait à la barrette rose, oil painting, Contemporary, Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Oil, Printer's Ink

La lecture, Oil painting, Contemporary, Late 20th Century
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Paintings

Materials

Oil

Femme-oiseau - XXXXIX (49) - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, pencil drawing
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
), Dieulefit, Valréas and Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil

Pigeon on red background, Raymond Debiève, unique piece, monotype
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Permanent Marker, Printer's Ink

Fruits and books on a plaid tablecloth, unique piece, oil paint on paper, 1989
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Interior Paintings

Materials

Oil

Flutist and goat in red - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, monotype
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Printer's Ink, Oil

Pigeon, sun and leaf - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, monotype
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Printer's Ink, Permanent Marker

Trois femmes nues - XVIII (18) - Raymond Debiève, unique piece
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned artists such as César
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Nude Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

India Ink

Black and blue owl - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, monotype
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Printer's Ink, Permanent Marker

Red and blue owl - Raymond Debiève, unique piece, monotype
By Raymond Debieve
Located in Lempzours, Dordogne
Taulignan as well as in Switzerland (Galerie de la Ratière, Lac Léman). During his lifetime he met renowned
Category

Late 20th Century Contemporary Animal Paintings

Materials

Oil, Printer's Ink

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Raymond Debieve for sale on 1stDibs

Raymond Debiève (1931-2011), was born, along with his twin brother, Michel, in the North of France near the border with Belgium. Their parents, of humble origins, noted a talent for drawing and art in both of the boys and encouraged them in that direction. Unfortunately the boys were separated during the war years but reunited afterwards. They attended the School of Fine Arts in Valenciennes after WWII where they were awarded successive 1st prizes in the Concours de Encouragement à l'Art. Raymond not only painted but was a gifted sculptor of metal works as well. In 1960 he exhibited, with great success, a series of very colourful paintings at the Galerie des Flandres in Lille, France and later in his career in Paris and Switzerland. Primarily with respect to his portraits of women, Raymond was undeniably influenced by Picasso. At the same time, he has managed to forge a distinct style which is much admired and now collected. In 1962, Debiève relocated to Provence with his family where he continued to create and exhibit art until his death in the town of Orange in 2011. Since then, Debiève's star has been on the rise and his works more and more in demand internationally.

A Close Look at contemporary Art

Used to refer to a time rather than an aesthetic, Contemporary art generally describes pieces created after 1970 or being made by living artists anywhere in the world. This immediacy means it encompasses art responding to the present moment through diverse subjects, media and themes. Contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, performance, digital art, video and more frequently includes work that is attempting to reshape current ideas about what art can be, from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s use of candy to memorialize a lover he lost to AIDS-related complications to Jenny Holzer’s ongoing “Truisms,” a Conceptual series that sees provocative messages printed on billboards, T-shirts, benches and other public places that exist outside of formal exhibitions and the conventional “white cube” of galleries.

Contemporary art has been pushing the boundaries of creative expression for years. Its disruption of the traditional concepts of art are often aiming to engage viewers in complex questions about identity, society and culture. In the latter part of the 20th century, contemporary movements included Land art, in which artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer create large-scale, site-specific sculptures, installations and other works in soil and bodies of water; Sound art, with artists such as Christian Marclay and Susan Philipsz centering art on sonic experiences; and New Media art, in which mass media and digital culture inform the work of artists such as Nam June Paik and Rafaël Rozendaal.

The first decades of the 21st century have seen the growth of Contemporary African art, the revival of figurative painting, the emergence of street art and the rise of NFTs, unique digital artworks that are powered by blockchain technology.

Major Contemporary artists practicing now include Ai Weiwei, Cecily Brown, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker.

Find a collection of Contemporary prints, photography, paintings, sculptures and other art on 1stDibs.