Fontaine, André (French)  - "On the way" Pastel on cardboard
Fontaine, André (French)  - "On the way" Pastel on cardboard
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Fontaine, André (French) - "On the way" Pastel on cardboard

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ArtistAndré Des Fontaines (French 1869-1910)

Work and size: "On the way" – Pastel on cardboard. signed below left – 5″ x 7″

Artist bio: Des Fontaines was born on November 20th 1869 on Martinique.
He was taught by the noted masters Jules Lefebvre (who was an obvious influence on this work), Tony Robert-Fleury and Desire Lucas.
He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris; from where he received an honourable mention in the 1909 show.  Benezit makes particular reference to his work in pastel.
Primarily a landscapist, his work often depicts the countryside in Normandy and the North coast, as well as some Parisian views.