Farmer in Provence

20th century
Modern Art
From: 83330, LE CASTELLET, France

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    "Peasant In Provence By Gerard Fagard 1938-2021"
    Peasant in Provence By Gérard Fagard 1938-2021"
    oil on canvas 46cm x 46cm plus frame 56cm x 56cm
    signed lower right by Gérard FAGARD
    Gérard FAGARD born in 1938 was an outstanding colorist, heir of the fauvism
    This artist surveyed the hills, seaside and campings in search of the good light

    In 1957 he entered the School of Fine Arts in Rouen
    1959 :G. FAGARD follows his parents who settle permanently in SANARY (VAR). In October, he enters the Fine Arts School of TOULON. Despite a five-year reprieve, he is forced to abandon his studies for a 28-month military service in BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE and then in ALGERIA, from which he returns shocked. Despite his great attraction for the south of France, he prefers, in all independence, to resume his studies in ROUEN. In June, he obtains the C.A.F.A.S. (Certificate of Superior Artistic Training) and begins a career as a plastic arts teacher in October.
    1968 . The WEIL gallery, avenue Matignon, presents some of the painter's paintings and makes him participate in a group exhibition in New York.
    1973: He was transferred to the south of France to BRIGNOLES (VAR). Birth of his daughter Servane. Takes up his post in September at the BRIGNOLES college. Creates a second workshop of plastic arts and quickly becomes known by organizing several exhibitions. Obtains the first prize of Painting of the fair of BRIGNOLES. Illustrates a book of 80 pen-and-ink drawings entitled "Brignoles mes amours", biographical anecdotes by Abbé GUILLOT.
    1976 : Always aiming for SANARY, obtains his transfer to LA VALETTE DU VAR. Permanent resident in SANARY, G. FAGARD, encouraged and helped by his father, builds his house after having made the plans. The works lasted more than two years.
    1981 :First trip to ROMANIA with the intention of adopting a little girl.
    1982 :Second trip to Romania and full adoption of his daughter Andréa.
    1983 :Accelerated rhythm for the exhibitions: Sanary, Ollioules, Toulon, Marseille, Paris etc...
    He joined the PAUL RICARD Foundation on the island of BENDOR where he taught drawing and painting to adults for ten years.
    1993 :Death of his wife Françoise after a long illness. With his family, he chooses to work part-time until retirement to paint more.
    1998 :Retirement of the teacher. He now devotes all his time to painting.
    He will pass away in 2021
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