Art Deco painting Pierrot and Columbine

Lovely and colorful Art Deco painting picturing Pierrot and Columbine with playing cards, musical instuments, flowers and doves.  By Gaston Andre, a French painter. Born in 1884 died in 1970. Painter of genre scenes, landscape, seascapes, still-still-lifts and animals. He was a pupil of Jean Paul Laurens and Adrien Karbowsky. Gaston Andre exhibited at the “Salon des artistes Indépendants” in Paris between 1910 and 1939. He was one of the greatest decorative artists of the “Belle Epoque”. He painted beautiful woman or those with the raw kind of beauty like Josephine Baker. His decorative compositions are simple and concisely executed. He also created decorative paintings for theatres, cinema, private mansions an the like. He is best know for his romantic scenes.  A similar work was at auction in 1990 and estimated € 22.000.   Size framed:             H. 132.5 cm  x L. 62.5 cm. x W. 3 cm.   H. 52.1 inch x L. 24.6 inch. x W. 1.2 inch.  Size painting:             H. 124 cm  x L. 55 cm. x W. 3 cm.   H. 48.8 inch x L. 21.6 inch. x W. 1.2 inch.   
Artist/ Maker Gaston Andre
Signature/ Marks Gaston Andre
Style Art Deco
Date 1925
Material Oil on canvas, framed.
Origin France
Size (cm) H. 132.5 cm x L. 62.5 cm. x W. 3 cm.
Size (inches) H. 52.1 inch x L. 24.6 inch. x W. 1.2 inch.
Condition Very good.
Literature ”Dictionnaire Biographique des artistes contemporains” Edouard Joseph, 1931 “Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs” by E. Benezit. Gründ.

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