D E P A R I S À V E N I S E
HENRY ST. CLAIR
(1899 - 1990, French)
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.