" Restaurant À la Grille, Paris "
by André Renoux
Oil on canvas.
Signed by the artist.
Size : 22 x 27 cm.
born in Oran (Algeria) in 1939 and died in Paris in 2002, is a French painter, engraver and lithographer.
His works mainly represent Paris but also London, Venice, New York, Boston and San Francisco; he painted streets, shops, cafes, courtyards, old façades and restaurant interiors. He described his painting as "poetic reality".
In 1945, his family from Provence left Algeria to settle in the south of France. His father is a winegrower. André Renoux began studying art in 1957, at the School of Decorative Arts in Nice, he pursued in Paris at the College of Modern Arts. Very quickly he moved to Montmartre.
André Renoux is a keen observer of the smallest details, which he recreates in his paintings. His favorite subject is the streets of Paris. The theme of his paintings is never the animation of passers-by but the facades and the storefronts themselves. They are the ones who tell Paris. His feat is to achieve in each of his paintings a fragrance of timelessness, ideal, dream. When André Renoux puts his subjects on the canvas, he sublimates them and gives them a soul. He emerges from his painting an emotion of both charm and nostalgia. We can feel the gentleness and the benevolence of his look in each of his paintings.
Throughout his career, he has not stopped presenting his paintings every year in France and around the world. He has exhibited in Lebanon, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Italy including many exhibitions in Rome, and the United States (New York, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis, Palm Beach, Phoenix, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans ...). He also met a huge success in Japan where a book was dedicated to him. He has been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Arts News, Art in America, Art Businezz news, Art Review, a major Japanese magazine, and in many French newspapers.
André Roussard has been his artdealer for more than thirty years. Renoux's works are in major collections and the city of Paris dedicated to him an exhibition at the Musée Carnavalet in 2010.