Description:RENE AUGUSTE SEYSSAUD, French (1867-1952), Trees Along the Hills, oil on board, signed lower left “Seyssaud 36”, 12 1/2 x 16 inches. Frame: Original.
Provenance: Private Collection, South Carolina.
René Seyssaud was a famous French artist, often inspired by the rural landscapes of southern France. He was widely known for depicting workers in fields.
He is noted for his powerful temperament and his bold palette of bright colors, which makes him present as a precursor of Fauvism. His first major exhibition took place in 1892 at the Salon des Independants in Paris. He then inaugurated the Salon d’Automne and Salon des Tuileries. His marriage, in 1899 , gave him the opportunity to settle in Villes-sur-Auzon , where he chose as the pictorial themes Mont Ventoux and gorges Nesque.