Leon Dabo (American 1865-1960)
Lovely and fresh painting with wildflowers in a vase, peaches and a blue faience bowl on a table covered with a fine white linen against a curtain with blue patterns
Oil on cardboard with protective glass
Lower right signed «Léon Dabo.» with monogram and dated «'38.Paris.»
Image 40.7 cm x 32.7 cm (16" x 12" 7/8)
With frame 50.8 cm x 45.7 cm (20" x 18")
Leon Dabo (born Leon Schott*) is an American tonalist painter, landscapist, muralist and lithographer, born in France, immigrate to the United States in 1870.
His prolific career in art extended over a period of 80 years (he signed his last canvas in 1955 at age ninety).
Three artists shaped his art: John La Farge his first teacher in New York who is credited with Dabo's introduction to flower painting; Puvis de Chavannes in Paris and, last but not least, James McNeill Whistler, in London, who had the most profound and lasting influence on Dabo's art.
Our painting, dated 1938, was executed in France where he lived from 1937 to 1940.
His works are in over 30 museums in the world including Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; Brooklyn Museum, New York City; Musée D'Orsay, Paris; Musée du Louvre, Paris
* Said to use the name Dabo in 1890s because his parents came from the Dabo area (Lorraine) of France.