Maurice Blanchard - Parrot - 1958

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Drawing. 16 x 12 cm.

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Original drawing. Gouache painting on paper.

Sign. Dated 18 octobre 1958 on the back.

Paper dimensions: 16 x 12 cm.

Biography :

Painter. Montmartre rue Berthe January 14, 1903 - place du Tertre December 31, 1969. Two periods, the first fairly close to the Nabis, then, after the second war, very naive and very colorful. Accustomed to Pierre Manière's restaurant, rue Caulaincourt with Mac Orlan and Marcel Aymé. Until 1947, he lived at 58, rue Caulaincourt, then at 13, place du Tertre with his third companion Ginette Mussel, until his death in 1969. The couple, although very united, are famous for their violent scenes housework whose splinters reach the Place du Tertre. In 1943, Blanchard was part of the “La Chignolle” fanfare created by Gen Paul. In 1946, at the Société Art et Humor, he presented François Billetdoux. It was the time when he exhibited frequently in Sweden. In 1949, he participated in the exhibition organized by Serge, the circus historian, at the Aquarius of Montmartre, 69 rue Caulaincourt, with the painters Boyer, Raoul Dufy, Gen Paul, Clavé and d'Esparbès. At the same address, the Galerie Alexandre exhibited it in 1953 with Picasso, Gen Paul, Naly, Brayer and d'Esparbès. In 1963 and 1964, he exhibited at the “Salon de Toile”, a salon created by Pierre Labric in the 1920s. Habituated from “Grenier” at 7, rue du Mont Cenis, the boss Fred Bretonnière made him produce painted plates, some of which were offered to the winners of each stage of the Tour de France in 1965. Again, he participated in the Salon de Toile, this time at the Moulin-Rouge in 1966, then at the 16th Salon de Toile, at André Roussard's in 1968. Exhibition at the Musée de Montmartre from October 15, 1983 to January 31, 1984, catalog with a text by Jean Cathelin, biography of Marielle Oberthür, editions A. Roussard.