Raymond Thibésart (French, 1874-1968)
Also known as: Raymond ThibesartBirth Place: Troyes, France
Who was painter Raymond Thibesart?
Raymond Thibesart was a French Post-Impressionist whose subjects often included the landscapes of Italy, Switzerland, and the rest of mainland Europe. Thibesart was especially enamored with the river Seine -- a subject that repeated itself again and again in his work. He was able to produce work into his old age, giving Thibesart a breadth and depth to his catalog that few other artists of his era can match.
Thibesart was extremely popular during his lifetime. He exhibited at almost every prestigious gallery in Europe, including an extended exhibit at the Knoedler in Paris (1913 - 1927), the Romanet Gallery in Algiers, and the Georges Petit gallery in Paris 1930. His work also traveled to New York, Caracas, and Japan during his lifetime and helped to cement his reputation as one of the most important Post-Impressionist painters of his - or any - era.
What kind of art did Raymond Thibesart make?
Raymond Thibesart was a student of the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art movements of his native France. He worked under the famed Impressionist, Henri Martin for much of his early life, learning the technique of Plein air painting from the master. Mastery of this technique and aesthetic freed up the young artist, allowing him the ability to create amazingly beautiful light and shadow in his work, splayed across his trademark landscapes. Thibesart was also friends with Monet, and the two often shared methods and styles with each other whether through letters or in person. Eventually, their friendship led them to exchange paintings on each other’s birthdays. Thibesart’s pieces are often tranquil and beautiful, rich blues, translucent water, and the dazzling sparkle of the sun.
How did painter Raymond Thibesart get started?
Raymond Thibesart was born into an affluent family on May 2nd, 1874. At a young age, they moved to a suburb of Paris where the young artist (still only single digits) found a wealth of teachers and inspiration to pull from. Thibesart showed a proclivity for drawing at an early age and had enough talent that famed impressionist Emile Boggio began giving him lessons when he was just 11 years old. Eventually, Thibesart began formal training at the Lycee Rollin in Paris, followed by studies at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie Julian. Early on he was influenced by the Symbolism movement, but quickly began working in a Post-Impressionist style after long travels in Italy, Switzerland, and Belgium in his thirties. This Post-Impressionist style would be the one he would become known for, achieving long-lasting fame that lasted long after the artist’s death in the 1960s.
How much are Raymond Thibesart's paintings worth?
A Raymond Thibesart painting can sell from just a few hundred dollars up to almost twenty thousand dollars for a major work. Raymond Thibesart is considered a master of the Post-Impressionist movement, but his paintings represent an exceedingly good value for most collectors -- many can be had for a thousand dollars or more. The most ever paid for a Raymond Thibesart painting is $19,120 for the piece Valley of the Seine, Morning (date not given) on May 27th, 2010. It was sold by Heritage Auctions.
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