Pierre Combet-Descombes (1885 – 1966), French

Born and died in Lyon, Pierre Combet-Descombes is considered as one of the most important French fauvists and very important Lyonnais painter . He studied art at the art Academy in Lyon between 1900-1905. Started to present his work to the art public in Paris and Lyon in 1905. He decorated the Hall of Marriages in Lyon. Linked to the group Ziniar, it participated in the creation of the Parlor of the Southeast, of which it will be president of 1933 to 1955.  In 1952, it became member of the Academy of the Arts and Sciences of Lyon. Pierre Combet-Descombes visited Macedonia during the Great War, between January 1916 and middle of 1917 where he served in the sanitary unity located in east of Thessaloniki. He has produced many drawings, watercolors, oils and sketches which he brought back to Lyon in 1917. One example of his Macedonian period is the oil on board painting titled “Woman at the fountain, Salonica 1917 (Femme à la fontaine, Salonique 1917)” sold by the auction house Anaf-Martinon, Lyon France, on 11 April 2005 (lot number 229) for 2500 euro. Another example is the oil on board painting “Veiled Women (Femmes voilées) “painted in 1916, sold by the auction house Mathias-Millon-Robert (S.V.V.) Paris, France on 21 June 2005 (lot number 89) for 4100 Euro.
Pierre Cobet-Descombes (1885-1966), Woman at the fountain, Thessaloniki 1917 oil on canvas
Pierre Cobet-Descombes (1885-1966), Woman at the fountain, Thessaloniki 1917 oil on canvas
Pierre Combet-Descombes (1885-1966), Veiled women, Thessaloniki 1916 oil on canvas
Pierre Combet-Descombes (1885-1966), Veiled women, Thessaloniki 1916 oil on canvas

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Vlatko potpis s

This lexicon is a result of my 15 years long period of researching & documenting the personalities and the artworks of the foreign painters, sculptors, illustrators, and photographers having visited different spots of the geographic territory of Macedonia, there having created works of art there over a 100-years long period i.e. between 1850-1950. Their presence and artwork in the Macedonian milieus represent a notable cultural heritage to the international linkage of the ethnic Macedonians as well as to all the ethnicities living in the picturesque territory of Macedonia and the cultures of modern-day countries spread over parts of the geographic territory of Macedonia. Witnessing the artistic contributions of the foreign artist, we are proud of their Macedonia-themed creative works and experiences. I believe that their artworks, having been inspired and created over the vast region of Macedonia, unite us all in these challenging times, and under the facts and the values of the artistic beauty.

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