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Victor Guerrier

France 1893 - 1968
Victor Guerrier (1893 - 1968) was born and trained in Lyon, living much of his life at Saint Cyr au Mont d'Or.He began his carrier as an illustrator but made name painting Belle Epoque subjects and Parisian life between the wars. Victor Guerrier was born and trained in Lyon, living much of his life at Saint Cyr au Mont d'Or.He began his carrier as an illustrator but made name painting Belle Epoque subjects and Parisian life between the wars.

Clearly inspiredly work of Impressionist masters such as Manet and Toulouse Lautrec his work captures and celebrates the diversity of life in Paris by the turn of the 19th to 20st century from the nightclubs of Montmartreto the cafés of the Champ-Elysses, Guerrier depicts French high society. There is often a subtile narrative to the work, where a stolen glance speaks volumes. Evidence to Manet's work is in the figures of Victor Guerrier, they often stare directly at the viewer, images that are engaging and arresting.

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