A Vase of FlowersOil on canvas
40 by 30 in. w/frame 48 by 38 in.
Signed lower right
Private Collection, New York City
Le Trianon Fine Art & Antiques, Sheffield, MA.
See Artist Bio below.
Charles Levier was born in 1920 from a French father and American mother in Corsica . He held a fascination with color and form that led him, at age seventeen, to the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs for private studies. World War II came along and Levier served in the French Army in North Africa , later becoming Liaison Officer with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. Coming to America , to live, he divided his time between the USA and France , preparing for his first one-man show which took place at the Galerie Constantine in Lyons in 1949. This showing was followed by an American debut in Los Angeles in 1950.
The year 1955 found him exhibiting at the Galleries de Colisee in Paris and then returning to America where an old friend, Dr. Lilienfeld of Van-Diemen, Lilienfeld Gallery in New York City began to present his paintings. Dr. Lilienfelds taste was widely respected and his scholarship much reported since he had helped to compile and write biographies for the definitive are reference work in German, Thieme-Becker. His personal enthusiasm for and recommendation of Levier’s work was instrumental in establishing him as a significant artist, and proved a most valuable introduction to innumerable collectors.
For over thirty years, Levier has enjoyed an important position with countless exhibitions around the world.Museums and Exhibitions:
Museum of Modern Art, Paris; Menton Museum, Paris; Atlanta Museum; Seattle Museum; Evansville Museum; New Orleans Museum; and San Diego Museum.