Yves Ganne (1931-2019) 20th Century French Artist ‘Portrait of a Young Girl’
Original Oil painting by Modernist French artist Yves Jean Félicien Ganne (1931-2019)
Oil on canvas
Signed in full and dated top left of image
Signed, inscribed 'Portrait du fond jaune' and dated Paris 1955 on the reverse (see image)
Framed size 35 x 30 ins (89 x 76 cm)
Unframed size 29 x 24 ins (74 x 61 cm)
A School of Paris painter, Yves Ganne first studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts of Nantes and, subsequently, with Fernand Léger in Paris. He received his first critical attention at the exhibition of the Prix de la Jeune Peinture in 1950, and was awarded the prestigious Prix de la Ville de Menton later in the same year.
Ganne mounted his first Paris solo exhibition in 1954 at Drouant David's, where he was given a second one-man show in 1957. He exhibited internationally with great success and was the recipient of numerous medals, prizes and juried awards. His works have been acquired by the French Government and can be found in the permanent collections of the City of Paris and the Musée d'Art Moderne.