Edouard Righetti (1924-2001) - "On the Beach"
Superb oil painting on wood panel
by the French artist Édouard Righetti (1924-2001)
Provenance: sale of the artist's studio.
Sold in its original frame.
Painting format : 21 x 57 cm
Total format with frame: 33 x 69 cm
Edouard Righetti :
Born July 14, 1924 in Menton (Alpes-Maritimes). Died in Paris in December 2001. 20th century. French.
Engraver, painter and draftsman of compositions with characters, figures, landscapes, urban landscapes, seascapes, interiors, still lifes, animals, flowers.
Édouard Righetti began by taking classes at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier. He then continued his training at the School of Decorative Arts in Nice. In 1949, he met the engraver Edouard Goerg and was admitted to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris in his studio until 1954. There he learned to work with copper, aquatint, etching at the waist, the dry point. In 1953 he made a trip to Rome, Florence and Pisa. In 1956, he obtained a two-year scholarship at Casa Velasquez (Madrid). He participated in group exhibitions, including: 1953, 40,000 years of Modern Art, Paris; 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, Salon Le Trait; 1959, Greuze Gallery, Paris; 1964, Museum of Fine Arts, Tours, as well as at the Salon Pointe et Burin and at the Biennale de Paris. He shows his works in personal exhibitions, including: 1951, Menton; 1953, Eliane Norbert Gallery, Paris; 1961, Bonaparte Gallery, Paris; 1963, 1964, Le Nouvel Essor gallery, Paris; 1965, Bernier Gallery, Paris; 1965, La Gravure gallery, Pully-Lausanne; 1979, retrospective, Palais de l'Europe, Menton; 1985, Bernheim-Guiot Gallery, Paris. He moved into his studio in rue Léon-Dierx in 1964. Righetti's first engravings were still lifes and biblical scenes. He also engraved the sadness of the suburbs, melancholy portraits, and several medals for the Monnaie de Paris. The Department of Prints and Photography of the National Library of France keeps more than 200 of his works.
He had been married to the artist Andrée Saunier since 1954.