Andre Gisson (1921 - 2003, American), oil on canvas painting depicting a still life scene with a bowl and dish filled with fruit including: a pear, grapes and apples on a blue and white backdrop. Signed on the face by the artist. Dimensions are: canvas - 16" tall X 20" wide, framed - 25 1/4" tall X 29 1/4" wide X 1" deep. All measurements are approximate. Artist Biography: Andre Gisson (1921 - 2003, American) was born Anders Gittelson in 1921 in Brooklyn, New York. Stylistically, his work is aligned with the 19th century French Impressionist painters and as an artistic persona, Gisson claimed to be French and to have been born in 1910. While the majority of his life was spent in Westport, Connecticut, he did live in New York, Georgia, and France, and travelled throughout Europe. Gisson graduated from the Pratt Institute, New York and then joined the United States Army during World War II where he attained the rank of Captain. While in Europe, he continued his studies and then resumed his career as a professional artist once returning to New York. He is known for rendering Parisian street scenes, landscapes, and still life paintings with an attention to color, hue, and atmosphere. Gisson exhibited nationally in New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Texas, and California, also in overseas locations including London, Paris, and Tokyo. Public Institutions which have their work in their permanent collections include: Smithsonian Institution, D.C. and the Triton Museum of Art, in North Carolina. Among his private collectors were President Lyndon B. Johnson and W. Somerset Maugham. Condition: Free of chips, cracks and restoration. Provenance: From a second generation collection of fine and decorative art. The eclectic and vast collection has a primary focus on mid-20th century artists working in America. Many of the selections from this collection were purchased directly from the artists and/or their representative galleries and have never been offered publicly.