Henry Maurice Cahours (Paris 1889 - Vence 1974)
Peasants on a Country Road, Brittany
Oil on panel
Panel 9*11 inch (23*28 cm), Framed 11,4*13,4 (29*34 cm)
Cahours was born in Paris but spent his childhood and adolescence in Amiens, where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts. After his study, he moved back to Paris and exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants and Salon d’Automne among others. Cahours participated actively in the very vivid artistic life of the capital. From 1930 he is partner in Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Later in his life, he exhibited in prestigious galleries abroad. His favourite subjects are landscapes, in particular Brittany, managing to grasp perfectly the atmosphere; in his works, there is a constant search of the typical colour and light of those places, much to do so that a French critic defined him “the poet of light". We fully agree and like this work very much and are looking forward to our next trip to the west coast of France. On back side there is a sticker of the painter and most problably his address: 2 Rue de Cortot.