Gaston Sébire was born August 18, 1920, in Saint-Samson Calvados. He was known for his landscapes, seascapes, still lifes and flowers. Sebire was also an engraver, pastel artist and painter of theatre decorations. He settled in Paris in 1951 and in 1953 he created the costumes and decorations for l'Ange Gris, with music by Debussy, for the Ballets of the Marquis de Cuevas. He lived and worked in Normandy and participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Salon of Independents, Paris Salon of Tuileries, Paris Comparisons Salon since 1962, Paris Salon of French Artists since 1964, Paris. He appeared at other groupings in London with Lorjou and Clave, in Munich, Washington, Japan, and different exhibitions of the School of Paris at the Charpentier Gallery in Paris in 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1946, 1958 and 1962, at the Biennial of the Jeunes au Pavilon of Marsan in 1957. He received the Critic's Prize in 1953, the Greenshields Prize in 1957 and the Gold Medal at the Salon of French Artists in 1968.
Today his work can be seen in Museums around the world and among his shows and exhibitions include: 1944 Galerie Gosselin (Rouen, France);1952 Galerie Visconti (Paris, France); 1956 Galerie Charpentier (Paris, France); 1961 Galerie Combes (Clermont-Ferrand, France); 1962 Galerie Drouant (Paris, France); 1964 "Exhibition" Musee de Rouen (Rouen, France); 1965 Wally Findlay Gallery (New York and Chicago, USA); 1965 Galerie Drouant (Paris, France); 1965 Wally Findlay Gallery (Paris, France); 1968 Galerie Drouant (Paris, France); 1971 Wally Findlay Gallery (Paris, France); 1976 "Exhibitions" Cultural Center (Le Mesnil-Esnard, France); 1986 "Retrospective" Museum of Fine Art (Rouen, France); 1991 Roger Worms Association with "Cacheux" (Ville de Montfermeil, France) and in 1992 Wally Findlay Gallery (Paris, France).
A charming oil painting from the 20th Century depicting a French countryside landscape with figures. One figure is using a sickle as the other places clothing to dry on a clothing line. The trees are in bloom as the clouds drift past in the blue sky. The colors are rich with thick use of paint and whimsicality. We can feel the breeze and the sun shining. This piece takes us to a time which is captured effortlessly. Comes displayed in a wonderful matted wood carved frame with the artist plaque and hanging wire on verso.