Edouard Cortes was a French post impressionist painter who became famous during the 1950's and 1960's for his Parisian paintings. He is known as 'Le Poete Parisien de la Peinture' or 'The Parisian Poet of Painting' because of his diverse paintings in a variety of weather and night settings. He was born in 1882 and lived a long life passing away in 1969. In the book by gallery owner, David Klein, Cortes is quoted as saying ' Art, literature & music is the bridge that spans time, love, hate, peace, war, beliefs, and whatever else there is that divides people....Art is the essence that really matters as time goes by'. We are therefore extremely proud to display his works in the gallery and presently we are handling the sale of five wonderful paintings. We have an early work from 1905 of Porte St Martin, a later work of the same scene, a work depicting the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees, plus a charming pair of small paintings showing the Place de la Republique and Boulevard St Denis. This small pair and the scene of the Champs Elysees with the George V metro in view (from 1937) are extremely sought after because of their size. All five paintings are beautifully framed and ready to hang. Our gallery also stocks a fine selection of paintings by Eugene Galien-Laloue and Antoine Blanchard so if Parisian scenes tick your box then we are a must visit. Come to leafy Long Melford in Suffolk right on the border with Essex for a little bit of Olde world English charm. Please visit www.famousgalleries.co.uk and go to the European section for our full selection of French paintings.

The Arc De Triomphe & Champs Elysees by Edouard Cortes