Landscape with palm trees. François QUELVÉE (1884-1967)

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Landscape with palm trees.
François QUELVÉE (1884-1967)

Signed lower right. 
Vibrant and a beautiful freedom of execution, with happy and colourful composition , that reveals symbolist and Nabi movement influence.

François Quelvée was born on October 13, 1884 in Evreux and died on December 12, 1967 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. He was a painter of compositions with characters, mythological scenes, religious compositions, figures, nudes,
landscapes, still lifes, flowers. He became the student of Maurice Denis from whom he had the meaning of vast compositions.

He Exhibited in Paris, regularly at the Autumn and Tuileries show, and participated in many exhibitions.

In parallel with painting, Quelvée engraver illustrated literary works including Le lys rouge
By Anatole France and L'Evangeliste d'Alphonse Daudet.

Also designed theater costumes and decorations for Opera Garnier in Paris.

The painter's works appear at the Musée d'Evreux, Grenoble, the National Museum of Modern Art, the Petit-


Palais and the Orsay Museum in Paris