20th Century Abstract Still Life Painting by Denyse Gadbois (1921-2013) Canadian.
‘Still Life, Apples & Prunes’Oil on canvas, signed upper left and set within its original carved and white painted frame.Exhibition label on versoBearing title & signature.Canvas dimensions, 12.25" high x 15” wide, frame dimensions, 17.5" high x 20.5" wide x1.75" deep.
Denyse Gadbois was the daughter of Marie Louis Gadbois (1896-1985) who was also a recognized andaccomplished painter and had exhibited with her daughter Denyse at various exhibitions during the 1950’s & ‘60’s. Denyse Gadbois trained with Canadian artist Goodridge Roberts at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1944 and at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1945. After returning to Canada she competed in and won one of five $1000 prizes at the Quebec Provincial Competition ‘Grand Prix de Peinture’. The other four artists were Jean Soucy, Maurice Raymond, Irene Legendre and Pierre De Ligny Boudreau. She participated in numerous exhibitions including the ‘Exhibition of Canadian Women Painters’ at the Riverside Museum in New York in 1947 and is listed in the Art Galleryof Ontario and in the National Gallery Of Canada.
Denyse Gadbois (Canadian, 1921-2013) ‘Still Life, Apples & Prunes’ oil on canvas