Oscar Gauthier

Biography

Oscar Gauthier was born in Fours in 1921. His father was a keen amateur painter and encouraged his son, who delighted in observing the nature and light in the surrounding countryside. In 1931, the family moved to Paris where the young Oscar Gauthier discovered the works of the Impressionists which further fired his imagination and his passion for painting. Oscar Gauthier died in 2009.

Career

Between 1941-1947, he studied at the École des Beaux Arts with a short spell at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in 1943, under the artist Othon Friesz. His studies in Paris were further interrupted during this time by the Second World War and he spent most of year of 1944 in the Morvan district of France as a member of the Resistance. From the late 1950s onwards Oscar Gauthier worked for six months of the year at a studio at his parents house at Fours, away from the influences of the Parisian art world. By the 1970s a return once again to the influence of nature produced a series of soft, lyrical, floral abstraction canvases which Gauthier called Botanographies. By the 1980s until the end of his life, a new sharper linear style emerged, which he called Bandes.

Oscar Gauthier - Abstract Composition

Oscar Gauthier - Abstract Composition

Abstract Composition - CC-ZDQ

Oil on Board

10.5 x 8.75 inches (26.67cm x 22cm)

Signed Circa 1955

Oscar Gauthier - Abstract Composition

Oscar Gauthier - Abstract Composition

Abstract Composition

Oil on Canvas

13 x 10 inches (33cm x 25cm)

Signed Circa 1956

Provenance: Galerie Bertrand Troc, Paris

Oscar Gauthier - Abstract Composition

Oscar Gauthier - Abstract Composition

Abstract Composition

Gouache on Paper

17.25 x 12 inches (44 cm x 31cm)

Signed Circa 1990

Galerie Arnoux Label on Verso

Oscar Gauthier - Composition 1957

Oscar Gauthier - Composition 1957

Composition - 1957

Oil on Canvas

25.75 x 21 inches (65cm x 53cm)

Signed and Dated 1957

Howard Wise Gallery label on Verso

Oscar Gauthier - Composition with Faces

Oscar Gauthier - Composition with Faces

Composition with Faces - 1968

Spray Paint on Canvas

15 x 21 inches (38cm x 53cm)

Signed and Dated 1968

Oscar Gauthier - Fleurs

Oscar Gauthier - Fleurs

Fleurs

Spray Paint on Paper

26 x 20 inches (66cm x 51cm)

Signed Circa 1970

Oscar Gauthier - Fleurs II

Oscar Gauthier - Fleurs II

Fleurs II

Spray Paint on Paper

12.5 x 9.5 inches (31.75cm x 24cm)

Signed Circa 1970

Oscar Gauthier - Les Brules No.1

Oscar Gauthier - Les Brules No.1

Les Brules No. 1 CQ-ZZC - 1954

Oil on Canvas

36.5 x 24 inches (93cm x 61cm)

Signed and Dated 1954

Oscar Gauthier - NU-ZZO

Oscar Gauthier - NU-ZZO

NU-ZZO 

Oil on Canvas

9.5 x 7.5 inches

Signed and Titled on Verso

Circa 1989

Oscar Gauthier - NU-ZZU

Oscar Gauthier - NU-ZZU

NU-ZZU 

Oil on Canvas

9.5 x 7.5 inches

Signed Circa 1989

Oscar Gauthier- Jeunes Mystere SU-ZUH

Oscar Gauthier- Jeunes Mystere SU-ZUH

Jeunes Mystere, SU-ZUH 1961

Oil on Canvas

46 x 28.75 inches (117cm x 73cm)

Signed and Dated 1961

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