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HENRY ST. CLAIR

(1899 - 1990, French)

Summer 2017

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "Bateaux au Port" oil, 23 x 35"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "Vue depuis le Pont de l'académie, Venise" oil, 28 x 29.5"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "Le Grand Canal, Venise" oil, 31.5 x 34.5"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "Eglise de la Madeleine, Paris" oil, 26.5 x 29"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "Amarrages, Venise" oil, 26.5 x 28.5"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "Bateaux dans le Grand Canal, Venise" oil, 15.5 x 28.5"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "La Plage à Marée Basse" oil, 19 x 23.5"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "Place de la Concorde" oil on panel, 39 x 59"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "La Plage de Trouville" oil, 31 x 34"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "Trois Femmes avec Enfants" oil on panel, "19.5 x 23.5"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Cair "Les Personnes Élégantes sur la Plage" oil on panel, 23.5 x 19"

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Cooper & Smith Gallery

Henry St. Clair "Marée Basse" oil on panel, 8.5 x 13"

 

Journey back in time along the streets of Paris, the coast of France and the canals of Venice.

 

The Post-Impressionist painter Henry St. Clair was inspired by the spirited colors and gaiety of Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) and influenced by the art of Eugene Boudin (1824-1898), one of the first French landscape artists to paint en plein-air. Much of St. Clair's oeuvre was completed between 1920 and 1970, with a four-year exception, 1941 - 1945, during the German occupation of France. His vivid colors and assured lines convey a sense of joie de vivre, a candid enthusiasm infusing scenes of everyday life.