Les Moissonneurs, Algerie signed 'A Gadan' (lower right) oil on canvas 55.9 x 100.33cm (22 x 39 1/2in).
PROVENANCE: Sale, Gros & Delettrez Paris, 23 June 2008, lot 109
EXHIBITED: Algeria, Salon des Artistes orientalists algériens, 1910
At the age of 27, the French artist Antoine Gadan visited Algeria and lived in a residence owned by The Count of Sonis near Bône (Annaba). The beautiful and poetic landscapes he painted earned him the name 'Painter of Grass.' His warm and evocative paintings accentuate the sumptuousness of the Algerian countryside. A hero to Bône, Gadan exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in 1900 and was awarded the Vermeil des mains de Rochegrosse medal. Many of his works can be found in the Fine Arts Museum of Algeria and of Constantine.