Size:50 x 60 cm
Medium:Oil on Canvas
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Jean Isy de Botton had a long and prolific career as painter, illustrator and muralist. His successful career started in the 1920s when he first exhibited in the Paris Salons (1926) where his work was shown at the Salon des Independants. He continued to exhibit there until the 1930’s with artworks displayed at the Salon des Tuilleries. Though he received a degree in Philosophy from the Lycée Rollins in Paris, he went on to travel extensively and become a well-established artist. At a time when artists were descending upon France, particularly Paris, de Botton instead went to work in the USA and England, where he had more than 50 solo exhibitions. De Botton’s early paintings display many of the characteristics of the age of Art Deco, incorporating romantic, allegorical, and historical themes with a modern technique. Whilst in England he became the official painter to the English Court and was commissioned to paint the crowning of George VI in 1937. His post-Cubist style led the way for a generation of painters looking for a different way of expressing the visual world. As the decades passed his style changed with the times; in the 1950s and into the 1960s he painted and exhibited many abstract compositions. De Botton’s work is now exhibited in Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The Museum of Modern Art, Paris.