Gaston Sébire - The Normande Impressionist Master

  • PALM BEACH, Florida
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  • November 03, 2020

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Le bouquet fleurs d’été | oil on canvas | 57 1/2 x 38 3/16 in.
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Depart des regates | oil on canvas | 28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in.
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Matinée à la plage, Espagne | oil on canvas | 31 7/8 x 39 3/8 in.
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Findlay Galleries is proud to announce its exhibition "Gaston Sébire - The Normande Impressionist Master" on Saturday, November 7th, at Findlay Galleries, Palm Beach. The exhibition showcases a wide variety of Sébire’s paintings; boats, seascapes, landscapes, beaches, and bouquets. This exhibition celebrates Sébire’s 100th Anniversary coinciding perfectly with Findlay Galleries’ 150th Anniversary this year.

James Borynack, Findlay Galleries CEO & Chairman, says, “It is with great honor that we celebrate the 100th anniversary of one of the most renowned French artists, that Findlay Galleries has exclusively represented since 1965. His landscape compositions are formidable and reminiscent of the great Impressionist Masters, which inspired his style and signature of a timeless painting. This exhibition of Sébire’s work is rich in history and color, an outstanding collection to marvel.”

Short Biography

Gaston Sébire, born in Saint-Samson (Normandy) in 1920, is recognized as one of France's leading landscape and marine painters. Like a true Norman, Sébire was silent and solitary by nature, with a personality strong and frank like his paintings. Self-taught, he had his first exhibition in Paris in 1952 and was honored by various awards: The Prix de la Critique • The Prix Casa Velázquez • The Greenshields Prize • The Gold Medal of the Salon des Artistes Français • The Medal of Honor of the Salon de la Marine. In 1975, he received one of France's highest awards – the Chevalier dans l'Ordre National du Mérite – the Legion of Honor's civilian equivalent. Sébire exhibited regularly in the major Paris salon shows, but Paris was not Sébire's preferred milieu. He was a man firmly attached to the earth, and after the Paris exhibitions, he would return to Rouen to plunge himself again into painting. Sébire also exhibited all over Europe and marked his first solo exhibition in the United States at our New York galleries in 1965. Jacques Chirac, President of France, said, “The works of Sébire without a doubt leave a lasting impression. Love of work well done by a master of his art. Recognized by his peers for the acuity of his eye, the exceptional precision of his brush, Sébire expresses himself with his palette and mixture of colours, and in a single movement creates, fixes and corrects a beauty which is timeless. In the presence of this art, which resounds like a profession of faith; the devotee will be able to discern the truth and say, now that’s a painter.”

Findlay Galleries invites you to view this exhibition virtually on our website  or in-person at 165 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, FL 33480

James Muldoon
Findlay Galleries

Findlay Galleries
165 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, Florida
About Findlay Galleries

Celebrating 150 years in business, Findlay Galleries is an iconic family art business founded in 1870. Specializing in Impressionism, European Modernism, l'Ecole de Rouen, L'Ecole de Paris, and 20th Century American Art, the gallery represents over 100 artists and artist estates. Named Wally Findlay Galleries since 1965, the business was acquired in 1998 by James R. Borynack. A longtime Findlay executive, Borynack was committed to the relentless pursuit of veritable European period works and contemporary artists. In 2016 Borynack also acquired the David Findlay Jr. Gallery and merged the two. Since then, the gallery has operated under its original name from 1870, Findlay Galleries, and has continued to offer a strong collection of both period works and contemporary art, both European and American.

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