ARTIST: Gustave Alaux (France, 1887 - 1965)
NAME: Le Depart Pour Le Promenade
MEDIUM: oil on canvas
CONDITION: Excellent. No visible inpaint under UV light.
SIGHT SIZE: 15 x 22 inches / 38 x 55 cm
FRAME SIZE: unframed
SIGNED: Lower right
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Gustave Alaux (France, 1887 - 1965)
Gustave Alaux was a student in 1907 in the Beaux-Arts in Paris, he was a pupil of Maurice Baschet (1862-1941) and from 1914 was in the class of Henri Royer at the Academie Julian.
During World War II between 1915 and 1916, he was appointed to a propaganda mission in Italy, Switzerland and the United States in collaboration with the painter Raoul Cooper, which was mandated by the Department of the Army and he produced a series of 95 bright prints under the title "the legend of France." On several occasions, he exhibited at the Salon of French artists where he won a silver medal in 1920 with "Christopher Columbus arriving for the New World" and a gold medal in 1927.
Gustave Alaux's painting, "Saint-Malo corsair", was exhibited in 1930: an impressive size this painting was bought by the owner of the Hotel de l'universe in Saint-Malo. Today it is visible at the Brasserie des Voyageurs adjacent to the hotel.
Alaux joined "The Sabord" learned society founded by Charles Fouqueray in May 1926, whose general goal "of keeping the memories of all that is connected with the navy and to associate its efforts â€¦ for the integral conservation of Marine Museum at the Louvre, to protect him."
Gustave Alaux's passion for marine an his passion to paint lead to his integration into the body painters of the Navy Department. His candidacy was accepted on September 2nd, 1926.
In 1928 he painted two paintings, "The Battle of Beachy Head" and "The Battle of Barfleur" to the admiral lounge Tourville cruiser.
He was raised in the Legion of Honor knight grade (promotion of Minister of Marine Georges Leygues) in 1928 and was promoted to Officer in 1950. He subsequently carried out several works for the Navy.
Alongside his activities painter Gustave Alaux began as an illustrator. He became the artistic director Editions of the Golden Galleon where he published with Jean-Paul Alaux, his cousin, "Ulysses in the Caribbean" (1935).
He was commissioned by the mayor of Paris in 1932, a painting of the ship Ville de Paris (after the painter's directions Pierre Le Conte) that the city offers to the Museum of Mount Vernon (USA).
Alaux painted two large decorative panels (2m x 3m) for the Palace of the French Empire in the New York World's Fair in 1939: each panel represents the export of French colonial products, one past and the other in 1930 (purchased by Compagnie Generale Transatlantique in New York). active member Marine Salon, he became board member from 1944 to 1949 and was a member of the Board of A.A.M.M. (Association of Friends of the Maritime Museum). He joined the Naval Academy in 1946.
In 1954 Gustave Alaux was attacked and left paralyzed. Until 1964, he continued to send stories to magazines such as "Documentation Naval History Committee (Nice area)."
Gustave Alaux died on February 27, 1965 in Paris.
The subjects of his paintings are usually related to the maritime and colonial history. He was also reporter for the Marine Academy in 1950.