JEAN ISY DE BOTTON (French/American, 1898-1998)
    Les Quatre Chevaliers de l'Apocalypse (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse), 1957
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 42 inches (91.4 x 106.7 cm)
    Signed lower left: Jean de Botton
    Inscribed verso: 831 / JEAN DE BOTTON / "Les quatre Chevaliers de l'Apocalypse" / Paris 1957

    City Museum, St. Louis, Missouri (stamp on stretcher).

    Born in Saloniak, Greece, Jean Isy de Botton is most recognized for his colorful abstract paintings but was also an accomplished illustrator and muralist. A product of both the École des Beaux-Arts and the Sorbonne, he exhibited between 1926 and 1931 at the Salon of the Indépendents, and at the Tuilleries in 1932 and 1933. In 1937, de Botton was awarded the distinction of serving as the official painter of the coronation ceremony of George VI inside Westminster Abbey, by which time he had abandoned a realist style in favor of abstraction. De Botton established permanent residency in New York City in 1945 and became a citizen in 1977. Throughout his lifetime he exhibited widely throughout France, Europe, and the United States.

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    Original canvas, very good condition.

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