Andre Hambourg Paintings To Be Sold Fall 2018

Abell Auction Company will be offering three Andre Hambourg paintings in the upcoming fall 2018 Quarterly Fine Art Sale. The paintings are characteristic of Hambourg’s style, depicting Impressionist beach and boat scenes with his recognizable soft, pastel palette. The three signed oil on canvas painting all hail from a Santa Barbara estate, with Wally Findley gallery labels on the verso. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming sale through Abell’s Facebook and Instagram sites.

Hambourg, 1909-1999, was a French post-Impressionist artist known for landscape and seascape paintings. He studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs and the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and was a dedicated painter by the age of 18. In the 1930s Hambourg worked in studios in the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris, which exposed him to other modern artists of his day. By 1931, he was a member of many prominent Parisian art salons.


Hambourg spent the later part of the 1930s serving in Africa in the French-Algerian war, then worked as a war correspondent during World War II. In 1952, Hambourg became the official painter of the French Navy, which took him on numerous international sea voyages. On these travels Hambourg made many preparatory drawings and sketches for future paintings; these trips had a lasting impact on Hambourg’s art.


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