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Monday, March 11, 2013

Antoine Blanchard (French artist, 1910-1988)


Antoine Blanchard was often introduced to collectors as the foremost artist of Parisian street scenes of his day. Like his predecessors, the French masters Galien-Laloue, Cortes, Loir and Utrillo, Blanchard has made an impact on contemporary art. Born in 1910 in a small village near Blois in the Loire Valley, Blanchard was encouraged at a young age to enter the arts. His parents first sent him as a young boy to an art school in Blois, and then relocated the entire family to Rennes in Brittany so that young Antoine could study there at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Three years later, in 1932, the young artist moved to Paris in order to Study at its world famous Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Upon completion of his studies, Blanchard was awarded the Prix de Rome, an honor rarely given to an artist of his young age.
Place du Luxembourg Le Pantheon
Combining his years of classical training with innovative techniques of the 20th century, Blanchard was a trendsetter. The artist’s works executed throughout his fifty year long career are witness to his gradual development in technique, moving from heavy and dark tones similar to those of the old masters, to a new style using numerous strokes of color lightly applied to the canvas. With immense imagination, profound understanding of color and light and accuracy in architectural detail, Blanchard has continually delighted the art world with his compositions.
 Place de la Concorde
Theatre du Gymnase, Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle
Vaudeville Theatre
Theater on the Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle


Theatre du Chatelet

La Chatelet
Les Grand Boulevards
Notre Dame Quai Saint Michel
Palais Royal
Place Saint-Michel, Notre Dame
Place Vendome
Place Vendome
Porte Saint-Denis
Republic Square
Rue Royal Madeleine
Saint-Michel, Notre Dame
The Pantheon
Winter in Paris, Notre Dame

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