Emile Bellet, Woman Standing by the Sea
Signed, Emile Bellet Lithograph, Woman Standing by the Sea
- Year: circa 1990
- Medium: Serigraph, Signed and numbered in Pencil
- Edition: 131/450
- Size: 16 x 12 in. (40.64 x 30.48 cm)
- Frame Size: 29 x 16 inches
Emile Bellet was born in Provence, France in 1941. He began to paint at 5 years old and by the age of 19 he held his first exhibition. When he was only 12, Emile won first prize in a national art journal. In 1976, his career began in earnest when he was noticed by Galerie Guigne. Bellet has held numerous exhibits in France: Grenoble, Aix en Provence, Cannes, Marseille, Lyon, and Megeve; and overseas: Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Switzerland and Japan (Gallery Mainichi). He currently enjoys permanent exhibits in Cannes, Lyon, Salon-de-Provence, Grenoble, Toulon and Annecy.
Bellet is a self-taught artist who has aligned himself with the discipline of the Fauves (French for “wild beasts) — a school of artists who lived at the turn of the 20th century that includes Matisse, Cézanne, Dufy, and Vlaminck. They painted in vivid non-authentic color and Emile has mastered this discipline with an impasto knife, using highly saturated colors to paint his elongated mannerist forms. Bellet loves his brushes and oil paints. When he began painting, there were no acrylics, and his love for his favorite tools increased.