Flowering Trees and the Seine Valley by Raymond Thibesart


Raymond Thibesart (French, 1874 - 1968) studied with the great Venezuelan Impressionist master Emile Boggio, who gave him his first lessons when he was 11 years old. He then went on to study at the Lycée Rollin in Paris and entered the l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1894 and later the Acadèmie Julian. His teachers Jules Lefevre and Tony Robert Fleury, introduced him to the movement of Symbolism, which influenced the early part of the artist's career.

For nearly seventy years, Raymond Thibesart carried out his work in a perfect, familiar balance. At the age of ninety-two, he lost his vision and was forced to stop painting. He died two years later in 1968 at the age of ninety-four.

18 x 24 in.

Oil on canvas