Jean-Pierre Serrier (French, 1934-1989), "Bastille Day Celebration", oil on canvas, signed lower right, 9 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in., framed. Note: Jean-Pierre Serrier was born in Montparnasse and attended the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He had his first exhibition in 1955, before being sent to Algeria to complete his military service. In 1961, Serrier made his first visit to the United States to exhibit at a New York gallery. In 1975 and 1979, he had successful exhibitions in New Orleans, and his work was included in art and news magazines, including Time and Newsweek. He was a member of the Autumn Salon and in 1976 was elected a jury member. He exhibited widely during his lifetime, including in London, Paris, Geneva, and Brussels, and posthumous retrospectives of his work took place in New York and New Orleans.