Agnes Nanquette (French, 1923 - 1976), pupil of Bernard Buffet
Avant-garde still-life with irises
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Avant-Garde still life with irises was executed ca. 1950s by Agnes Nanquette (1923 - 1976), listed French painter and novelist, wife and pupil of Bernard Buffet.
Agnes Nanquette was born in Fumay. His father, Jacques Nanquette was a brewer. On the maternal side, she is the granddaughter of Dr. Sojournt, a physician whose notoriety was important in Revin and Fumay, and is the cousin of the actor Louis Jouvet.
After a childhood, she won Paris where she undertook studies in fine arts.
She met Bernard Buffet, which she married in Paris in 1948; But the divorce was pronounced in 1949. It will evoke the years spent in the company of Bernard Buffet in articles published in the Sensational press.
She then pursued her career as a painter, and met with a certain success; She made many sets for plays, with the directors of the time.
In parallel with her pictorial work, she embraces a literary career with the publication at Gallimard in 1959 of her first novel "I will love elsewhere", largely inspired by her youth and her love experiences; "De A à Z" in 1963 and in 1965,"Les Borgnes".
It was far too soon, in 1976, that she had to disappear, away from her native Ardennes, in Provence where she had found refuge.
Literature: biography in on-line: http://www.ardenne-wallonne.fr/FR~De_notre_region_Agnes_Nanquette?PHPSESSID=e16640ac34a1d620e9cf4a5b0e25658a
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy gallery frame.
Measurements: unframed w 15" x h 21 1/2" (38 x 54,8 cm), framed w 20 1/2" x h 26 5/8" (52 x 67,5 cm).