Modernist portrait of a Jewish orthodox was executed ca. in 1950s by listed Austrian-French genre, nude, landscape and flower painter Sylvain Vigny (1903 Vienna, austria - 1970 Nice, France). The artist of Austrian origin moving to France in 1929 after having experienced an adventurous life in Vienna and Paris, discovers Nice in 1934 and settled here. He never learned to draw or paint. He designed for a long time waiting for the time to paint. In 1928 he illustrated The Danse Macabre of Fagus. He exhibited in several galleries in the cities along the Cote d´Azur and the Museum of Cannes. Even in Switzerland, he had exhibitions, but moved the light of public opinion mainly through the sale of a painting at the Musée National d´Histoire et d´Art in Luxembourg, Works of his hand is in many French museums including the Musée National d´Art Moderne in Paris.His paintings is brutal but warm, worried and chaotic . newspaper Le Monde written according Vigny: ".. it is a tragic spectacle and fantasy. His characters are painful, women with heavy forms, beach scenes and compositions have footprints of mysticism"...
Provenance: private collection in Nice.
Literature: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers", Paris, 1999; "General Artist´s Lexicon " by H.Vollmer.
Inscription: signed lower right.
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gallery frame.
Measurements: unframed w 15 1/4" x h 18 1/2 " (38,5 x 47 cm), framed w 20 3/4 " x h 24 " (52,5 x 61 cm)
Condition: in very good original condition.