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Schiller and Bodo European Paintings is a private gallery located in a townhouse at 120 East 65th Street. The gallery is open by appointment but keeps regular business hours Monday through Friday.
Susan Bodo and Lisa Schiller have been dealing in 19th century European paintings for more than 25 years, bringing together auction expertise, gallery experience and art scholarship.
We specialize in French 19th Century paintings, especially from the Academic, Realist, Barbizon, and Post-Impressionist traditions. In addition, we handle select paintings from the varied European schools of the late-19th and early-20th Centuries, featuring Belle Époque, Genre, Still Life and Landscape paintings. Artists in our inventory include Bonheur, Bouguereau, Breton, Corot, Courbet, Daubigny, Delpy, Diaz, Dupré, d'Espagnat, Heilbuth, Japy, Lebasque, Lhermitte, Lepine, Loiseau, Luce, Madrazo, Henri Martin, Michel, Millet, Perrault, Piot, Puigaudeau, Richet, Rousseau, Sorolla, Stevens, Trouillebert and Valtat, among others. We always have an inventory of works on display and are happy to note specific requests.
Charles CamoinBiography of the Artist
(1879 - 1965)
Oil on canvas
25 5/8 x 31 7/8 inches
Framed: 32 ½ x 39 inches
Signed lower left: Ch Camoin
Sotheby’s London, 9 Dec 1997, lot 977.
(1879 - 1965)
Born in Marseilles, Charles Camoin met the young Henri Matisse while a student of Gustave Moreau at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He became part of the circle of painters that formed around Matisse, including Henri Manguin, Albert Marquet, Georges Rouault, André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck. It was this group of painters that composed the original Fauve movement. Fauvist principles required a total liberation of local color in favor of palette of unmixed paint used straight from the tube, often applied with firm, even violent brushwork. Forms are simplified and flattened, giving precedence to a patterned, decorative surface. While Camoin and the other painters of his circle had painted in this manner from their student years, it wasn't until his exhibition in the 1905 Salon d'Automne that the term “Fauves,” meaning “wild beasts,” came into use, coined by a prominent critic to describe many of the artists exhibiting that year. Camoin always remained close to Matisse, whose portrait he painted and which is in the permanent collection of the Pompidou Museum in Paris, but he also came to admire Cezanne, Renoir, and Bonnard, and drew influence from all of these masters of early modernism. Selected Museum Collections: Art Institute of Chicago; Dallas Museum of Art; Grasse, Museum of Provençal Art and History; Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza; Marseilles, Musée Cantini; New York, Museum of Modern Art; Nice, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Quimper, Musée des Beaux-Arts;