La courbe de la frette signed 'Jean-Franck Baudoin' (lower left) oil on canvas 60 x 73.5cm (23 5/8 x 28 15/16in).
PROVENANCE: with Frost & Reed, London
JEAN FRANCK BAUDOIN (FRENCH 1870-1961)
Baudoin's career as a painter really began in the Île de Ré, an island off La Rochelle where he was born. During the war of 1870, his family took refuge there and in this period Baudoin produced some of his most vibrant work. One of his most acclaimed exhibitions took place at the Galerie Charpentier in Paris in 1927, where the work Le Pont St Michel et Notre Dame was bought by the State for the nation.
Baudoin's paintings are represented in the public collections of a number of regional museums in France. The gallery Frost and Reed in St James's London recently showed the artist's work in an exhibition entitled The Impressionist Effect; Paintings from 20th Century France and Beyond. The following four works demonstrate Baudoin's uncomplicated vision of the world, summed up by his characteristic easy brushstroke, flirtation with light and colour and mastery of composition.