Maurice Robert Savary Oil on Canvas "Bretagne". Signed by the artist lower right. In frame measures 18x15.50x1.25". Weight is 2 pds 6 oz. PROVENANCE: From the Private Paris, France and Charleston SC Collection of J. Marterer, author of Paris 201, the Winner of the Benjamin Franklin Awards - GOLD MEDAL (Travel) and Independent Publisher Awards - SILVER MEDAL (Travel). In Frame Measures 26x22.50x2. Weight 7 pounds Maurice Robert Savary, usually known simply as Robert Savary, was born in Paris in 1920. He was a pupil of Nicolas Untersteller and Maurice Brianchon at the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, from 1940 to 1949. He spent time in Madrid from 1948 to 1949, then went to Italy, returning with the Prix de Rome. He was then appointed a professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Rouen. From 1957 he lived in Paris and passed most of his summers in Collioure. He won a number of awards, including: 1950, the First Grand Prix de Rome; 1948, the Casa Velázquez prize, Madrid; 1957, the international prize at the Menton Biennale; 1975, gold medal at the Salon des artistes Français, Paris; 1982, medal at the Academie des Beaux-Arts Institut de France; 1985, silver medal at the Salon de la Marine, Paris, and a gold medal two years later. He exhibited at the Paris salons and other group exhibitions: from 1946, the Salon de Mai, the Salon des Tuileries; from 1949, the Salon des Independents, the Salon des Moins de Trente ans; 1952, the 2nd Sao Paulo Biennale; 1955, Galerie Drouant-David and Galerie Guiot, Paris; 1960, Musée Galliéra, Paris; from 1960, Salon Comparaisons; 1962, 1976 Galerie Guiot, Paris; and the Salon des Artistes Français, the Salon d'Automne, of which he was a member, and the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. He held solo shows in various French and foreign towns, including Düsseldorf in 1986. In 2002 the Chisseaux Rive Gauche Galerie, Paris, organised a homage to him with a group of works taken from various collections and studios. He painted large-format works depicting Normandy and the South of France; and views of Paris from the Butte de Montmartre (one of his favourite subjects) to Notre Dame, famous buildings or crowded scenes of the popular quarters. He also painted decorative panels in: 1956, the Palais des Consuls, Rouen; 1960, the École Nationale de la Marine Marchande, Nantes; 1961, the Halles aux Toiles, Rouen; 1967, the Lycée Claude Monet, Le Havre; 1970, the lycée of Cherbourg; 1980, the sculpture lecture room of the lycée of Fécamp; and, 1982, the school of Neubourg. He illustrated St-Exupéry's Night Flight (Vol de Nuit), Eugène Dabit's The Suburbs of Paris (Les Faubourgs de Paris), and Jean Giono's Hill (Colline).