Bernard Boutet de Monvel - La Séance du Portrait - Lady in brown fir trimmed coat by window - Framed Picture 11 x 14
Bernard Boutet de Monvel was a French painter, sculptor, engraver, fashion illustrator and interior decorator.
Firstly known for his masterly etching work, his pioneering "rectilinear painting" laid the foundations for what would later be known as Art Deco. He became well-known in the U.S.A. also as a portrait painter and travelled extensively to that country.
He died in a plane crash on the island of São Miguel in the Azores on 28 October 1949.