01 Marine Painting, Abel Bertram’s Return of the fishermen, with footnotes, #358

Abel Bertram, (1871 – 1954)
Return of the fishermen, c. 1938

Oil on canvas
65 x 81 cm
Private collection

Abel Bertram, born in Saint-Omer ( Pas-de-Calais ) on September 9 , 1871, and died in Paris on August 3 , 1954, is a French painter .

Bertram learned the basics of his art in his hometown before settling in Lille where he became a student for three years at the school of fine arts.  He was then admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

In 1900, he settled in Ponthieu , where he opened his workshop in 1904; while retaining links with the capital.  From 1923 to 1928 he lived in Paris.

He painted landscapes, nudes, and seascapes in Finistère. He settled permanently in Paris in 1927. He regularly returning to Saint-Omer to paint the landscapes of Picardy on the motif .

Member of the Salon d’Automne , he exhibited there regularly as well as at the Salon des Tuileries. In 1926 he participated in the retrospectives of the Indépendants with his paintings Le Livre , La petite Eva , Sortie de maison and Rue de village . At the Independants in 1927, he exhibited L’eau jaune and L’eau verte then in 1928 Baigneuse et Nu couché …

He also exhibited at the National Society of Fine Arts. More on Abel Bertram

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