September 2 – October 19
Findlay Galleries is please to present the floral works of Gaston Sébire. Born in Saint-Samson, Normandy, in 1920, Sébire is recognized as one of France’s leading landscape, marine and floral painters. Findlay Galleries brought Sébire’s work to America late in the 1950s. Since then he has been recognized as the official painter for the Ministry of the Navy of France and was knighted by the French government with the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. He exhibited in all the important salons of Paris but remained fiercely loyal to his native Normandy where he lived.
Sébire’s works bridge the gap between the traditional and the modern, with straightforward representations becoming luscious expressionistic visions in which the flowers become a symbol of pure emotion and joy.