GASTON BALANDE (1880-1971)
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Gaston Balande was a pupil of Fernand Cormon and Rupert Bunny. He spent 60 years of his life in Étaples, Pas-de-Calais (northern France) and Paris before settling in La Rochelle after World War II. Between 1931 and 1954 he was the curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in La Rochelle. He was decorated with the title of Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1925, was then made an Officier in 1952 and a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 1961.   Gaston Balande established himself as an artist between the wars and his work was highly sought after by numerous galleries. In what is known as his 'dark' period, he began painting the political and social reality of his day in a sombre palette. After a study trip from 1912 to 1913 to Belgium, Holland, Spain and Italy, he br...

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GASTON BALANDE (1880-1971)

A Summer Garden

c. 1955

Oil on Canvas

Framed Dimensions | H 21.50"  W 25" 


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