Georges Stein was a late 19th and early 20th Century French Impressionist painter. According to the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Stein was born in Paris Circa 1870. He was best known for depicting urban landscapes with figures like gentlemen, ladies, children, nannies, horses, and carriages, amongst other lively characters. Capturing the poetic city scene of cities like London, Monte Carlo, and especially Parisian street life scenes. As well producing numerous works of flower market at La Madeleine and of the Île de la Cité along the Seine, merging these Parisians scenes with well-known buildings, like the city theatre, arrondissements, and iconic places. Stein manages to capture the Parisian street scenes permeated with nostalgia for La Belle Époque, providing to the viewer a visual history of France as if recreating a window into this earlier period of Parisian life. He presents to the viewer a series of intimate glimpses of Paris in each of his masterful works.
Working with oil or watercolor, Stein's pieces are filled with movement and color, always achieving to represent a personal connection to this provocative era, taking the viewer to this time and place effortlessly. Each piece conveys a moment which is fleeting. We can feel the hustle and bustle of the streets, almost as if the viewer can sense the smells and hear the sounds of the people going about their day in the atmospheric wet streets in the heart of Paris.
Stein achieves mastery with much attention to detail and composition. He truly was a force in French Impressionism, creating atmospheres we can admire while capturing the essence of French life during the turn of the Century. One can describe his works as an intimate dazzling venture, as each work excites and illuminates daringly. Pieces burst with color from the flower vendors, or light flickers from the slick city streets, we can always find amusement of character and life in one of Stein's work.
This painting is an oil on panel titled "Rue Auber" depicting a wonderful Parisian street scene from the corner of Rue Scribe, finding on the left hand side the Musée du Parfum Fragonard Paris as an elegant townhouse furnished in period Napoleon III style. And on the right side the magnificent building all along the Rue Auber street. This piece is signed lower right "Georges Stein Paris" and with the artist stamp and tag on verso. Comes displayed in a wonderful gilt wood frame with an information tag from David Dike Fine Art on the back. The artwork shows some light compression of paint at frame edges, otherwise, this painting is in excellent condition