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AW462: Fernand Laval - Place du Tertre Montmartre - Oil on Canvas


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Artist: Fernand Laval

Age: 1900 - 1950

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Unframed Dimensions: 24"h x 19.75"w

Overall Dimensions: 27"h x 22.75"w

TITLE: Place du Tertre Montmartre


COMMENTS: Fernand Laval (French, 1886-1966), "Place du Tertre Montmartre," oil on canvas, signed lower right, canvas: 24"h x 19.75"w, overall (with frame): 27"h x 22.75"w

Fernand Laval was born in a small village outside of Paris France in the year 1886. At the age of 26 Laval arrived in Paris to being his studies and to perfect his craft as an artist.

With an early visit to the famous Lapin Agile, he met the French artist Maurice Utrillo.   Working alongside Utrillo he painted in the streets of Montmartre.  On November 20 1913 he married Rachel Cohen (1889-1966). In 1915 they had a daughter named Jaquline Claire (1915-2004)  In early 1920, Laval exhibited a painting titled From Montmartre to Les Halles at the Salon d'Automne in Paris.

In the years 1927-1929 he traveled extensively throughout the Netherlands and Brussels