Jean Pierre Cassigneul (French, b. 1935) Au Parc
- Sold for:
- American & European Works of Art - 2493
- Date / Time :
- January 29, 2010 12:00PM
Jean Pierre Cassigneul (French, b. 1935)
Signed "CASSIGNEUL." l.l., identified on a presentation plaque, inscribed and titled
"WF-NY 61231..." on the stretcher, with a label from the Wally Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach, Florida, on the backing.
Oil on canvas, 18 1/4 x 15 in. (46.4 x 38.1 cm), framed.
N.B. We wish to thank the artist for kindly confirming the authenticity of the lot.
Jean-Pierre Cassigneul's favorite subjects are women, often portrayed wearing large hats in garden settings. He is a painter and a lithographer, and since 1980, his works have also been woven into tapestries. Born in Paris in 1935, Cassigneul began the study of art at the Academie Charpentier in 1954. He had already had his first private show at Galerie Lucy Krogh at the age of 17. Seeking more thorough training, Cassigneul took and passed the entrance exam for the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris and worked in the studio of Roger Chapelain-Midy from 1955-60. Cassigneul's style has also been influenced by the expressionist painter Kees van Dongen. In the 1960s and 70s, Cassigneul met two dealers who would be central in his career: Kiyoshi Tamenaga, who would promote his work in Japan, and Wally Findlay, who would become his dealer in the United States. Since that time the artist has had numerous exhibitions in the United States and Japan, as well as in France. In 2005 a major show of Cassigneul's paintings, lithographs, and tapestries celebrated 50 years of work.