Beautiful Pair of Midcentury Vintage 1950s/60s Antoniao DeVity Original Oil Paintings - Paris Street Scenes
These gorgeous oil paintings measure approximately 8x10 for the canvas and the frames extend the paintings to approximately 10"x14". Gorgeous solid wood period style original frames, carved wood with gilt gold highlights. The name plaques still remain, printed with the artist last name "Devity". They appear to be sold in Marshall Fields, one of the finest department stores at the time.
A great retro pair for the collectible!! Hard to find a pair with matching frames!
Antonio DeVity (1901-1993)
Antonio De Vity was born in Reggio-Calbria in southern Italy. He lived in Naples and later moved to Rome where he was taught by Giacomo Balla, creator of futurism. He also lived and worked in Paris where he studied under Antoine Blanchard. He opened an art studio in Naples in 1950 which also became a meeting place for Neapolitan artists. He had Exhibitions in Brussels, Marrakesh, Madrid, Paris and other cities. DeVity sold his works for many years. His grandmother was originally from Paris. DeVity loved Paris and many of his popular scenes are of the Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame and le Cafe de la Paix. Antonio was educated at the Naples Art Lyceum and L'ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.
DeVity's works have won international awards and he is recognized for his bright colors and impressionist treatment of the streets and waterways of Paris and Venice.