Darrieux Charles-René

Charles-René Darrieux (1879-1958) “Ruelle à Salonique (1917)” oil on canvas

          Charles-René Darrieux is a painter born in July 1879 in Bordeaux and died in May 1958 in Clichy-la-Garenne. He was a student of the famous French painters Fernand Cormon , Marcel Baschet and François Schommer . He won the second Grand Prix de Rome in 1907.He regularly took part in […]

Urach von Albrecht

Albrecht von Urach (1903-1969), Passage in Bitola, 1933/34, pencil and crayon on paper

          Prince Albrecht of Urach (German: Fürst Albrecht von Urach, Graf von Württemberg) (18 October 1903 – 11 December 1969) was a German nobleman, artist and wartime author, journalist, linguist and diplomat1). He was the third son of Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach (1864-1928), a German general in the First World […]

Préjelan René

René Préjelan (1877-1968) Wind from Vardar near Thessaloniki 1916, watercolor

René Ferret Préjelan, born in Perpignan 1877, died in 1968. Well known cartoonist and illustrator, creator of the so called “Little Women of Paris (petite femme de Paris)” which is recently rediscovered in favor of “pinupmania” for the French ladies from the 1920s. He collaborated on La Caricature, Fantasio, Le Rire, La Baîonnette, Fémina and […]

Jovančević Branislav

          The mastery of woodcarving, which is perhaps the greatest Macedonian artistic pride, would have been completely lost if the Serbian academic sculptor Branislav Jovancevic (1885-1949) had not come to Macedonia.           The pearls of the Macedonian carving were created in the first half of the XIX […]

Titirinov Strahil

Strahil Titirinov (1905-1961) Ohrid Lake, 1941, watercolor

Born January 3, 1905. in Kilkis (Kukush), Aegean Macedonia, died in 1961 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He graduated from the Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria in the class of  prof. Nikola Ganushev and prof. Dimitar Gudzhenov. He was a military painter during the Second World War in Macedonia where he made a series of watercolors […]

Martel Charles

Charles Martel (1869-1922) Ostrovo near Voden, 1919, watercolor

Born in Argentan 1869, died in Avignon 1922. Little is known about this painter. The Centre Pompidou in Paris possess a collection of watercolors of Thessaloniki and Aegean Macedonia made in the period 1916-1919. Some of these watercolors have been reproduced in the French Works War One magazines. He was probably a soldier in the […]

Born Franz

Franz Born 1881 1917 German2

Franz Born is a German painter born in 1881 in Frankfurt. His father, Franz Jakob Bourne, was a sculptor and made the famous fountain in Wiesbaden. He studied painting in Munich in 1904/5 with Professor Fritz Hausmann, and then in Berlin with the famous Louis Corinth. He moved to the Schwalenberg district and is a […]

Lemasson Albert

Albert Lemasson (1892-1982) Thessaloniki street scene, 1917, watercolor

Albert Lemasson was born on August 29, 1892 in Saint-Mars-du-Désert in Loire-Atlantique. He was exempted from military service in 1913, then paid to the Auxiliary Service from May 1917 to July 1919. Period during which he spent some time in the region of Salonika and from which he brought back drawings and watercolors. Demobilized on […]

Vidal André

André Vidal (1880-1940) Village Buf near Florina (Lerin)~ 1915 oil on canvas

Little known French painter. He was professor at the Gymnasium in Bordeaux (Lycée de Bordeaux). He was a student of Cormon at the Fine art academy in Paris (l’école des Beaux-Arts de la rue Bonaparte à Paris), where he drawn and painted portrait on the street to pay for the academy costs. There are several […]

Peyrissac Jean

Jean Peyrissac (1895-1974) watercolor drawings from Macedonia 1917/1918 published in the book “En Macédoine sous la Montagne bleue - Campagne d'Orient 1917-1918”

Born in Cahors on September 29, 1895, and died on June 18, 1974, in Paris. French painter and plastic artist. He studied first medicine until the Great war started in 1914. He was first sent to the French front in Toulouse and then in 1917 with the Army of the orient to Macedonia in Thessaloniki […]