Beautiful original watercolor study of Purple and Yellow or Caramel Bicolor Irises by Swiss artist Louis Curtat.
Dimensions: 46 x 57 cm
Condition: The sheet is soiled, age toned, and lightly crinkled as shown, and the outer edges are very rough. There is a tear on the right hand outer edge which can be seen at the same level as the artist’s signature.
October 15, 1867 (Bussigny) - November 1, 1944 (Lausanne)
Also known as: Louis-Eugène-Alexandre Curtat
Louis Curtat was the son of a farming family from Bussigny (Vaud, Switzerland) and studied engraving and industrial design in Mulhouse, France in particular with the painter Eugène Burnand. He also worked and studied at the 'Ecole des arts décoratifs in Paris. Returning to Switzerland in 1909, he settled in Lausanne where he specialized in watercolor portraits and city vues, documenting the streets of older parts of the city which were beginning to disappear.