Exhibition SIGNAC Watercolors

SIGNAC

WATERCOLORS

 

 

 

SIGNAC Watercolors
Exhibition from June 7 to July 17, 2021

Echoing the “Paul Signac” exhibition at the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris, we are pleased to present a collection of twenty watercolors and two exceptional ink drawings by the artist.

Paul SIGNAC, the sea and the color…

 

Signac the sailor

Signac’s watercolors bear witness to French ports from 1899 to 1935.

Signac the painter and Signac the sailor are inseparable. Initiated to the pleasures of sailing by Caillebotte, Signac owned thirty-two boats throughout his life with names such as Manet-Zola-Wagner, Sindbad, and l’Olympia.

 

 

Signac the watercolorist 

Without systematically using pointillist techniques but without abandoning anything from the gains of divisionism, Signac found watercolor to be a simultaneously spontaneous, impulsive and just “script”. He reached the pinnacle of his art with watercolors through freshness and colorful vivacity which served his instinctive sense of balance and composition.

Signac the watercolorist gave free rein to his natural vivacity. He virtuously painted the changing world of port life and the shimmer of water. First-draft work, which is unrepentant, watercolors allows freer fragmentation of each touch – a more spontaneous hand.

His watercolor work is the diary of a tireless traveler, a comprehensive tour of the fishing ports of France and is in itself, a monument.

Paul Signac à la barre de Sindbad

Paul Signac, Sindbad, archives Signac

Paul Signac et la famille Lévy à la Baule

Paul Signac and the  Lévy family at La Baule, archives Signac

Signac the announcer… 

Signac announced the release of color.

Through the use of pure colors and their contrasts, in his oils as well as in his watercolors, Signac opened the way to modernism and foreshadowed Fauvism.

“In none of his watercolors does Signac wash or wipe, nor does he model: he writes lightly, delicately… He writes poems about the splendor of water with the glow of mother-of-pearl and the beautiful white of paper”.
Lucie Cousturier

 

 

The catalogue

 

The works

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Paul Signac, Honfleur  Circa 1899
1 | Honfleur

Circa 1899
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower left
Annotated lower right
17,5 x 12,5 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family

 

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Paul Signac, Marseille, Circa 1906
4 | Marseille

Circa 1906
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower right
Located lower left
12 x 18 cm

Provenance
– Private collection, Paris

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Paul Signac, Cannes, première pensée pour le tableau « Les Allées, Cannes »
7 | Cannes, première pensée pour le tableau "Les Allées, Cannes"

1918
Ink on paper
Stamp of the signature lower right
10,3 x 18,2 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family


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Paul Signac, Groix, bateaux pavoisés, 1923
10 | Groix, bateaux pavoisés

SOLD

1923
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower right
Located and dated lower left

Provenance
– Artist’s family


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Paul Signac, Lézardrieux, 1924
13 | Lézardrieux

SOLD

1924
Watercolor on paper
Signed, dated and located lower left
21,5 x 30,1 cm

Provenance
– Robert et Helena Eisner Collection, New York
– Collection Gabrielle Eisner Zomber Collection, Pennsylvanie
– Private collection, Paris


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Paul Signac, Audierne, Circa 1925
16 | Audierne

Circa 1925
Graphite with brown ink on paper
Stamp of the signature lower right
Located lower left
19,5 x 27,8 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family


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Paul Signac, Saint-Malo, 1927
19 | Saint-Malo

1927
Watercolor on paper
Signed lower right
Located and dated lower left
26,5 x 42 cm

Provenance
– Private collection, Paris

 

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Paul Signac, Paimpol, 1930
22 | Paimpol

1930
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower right
Dated and annotated lower right
30 x 45 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family

 

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Paul SIGNAC, Barfleur, 14 octobre 1932
25 | Barfleur

October 14th, 1932
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower left
Dated and located lower right
28,5 x 44 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family

 

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Paul Signac, Venise, 1904
2 | Venise

1904
Watercolor on paper
Signed and dated lower left
19,5 x 25,1 cm

Provenance
– Morton Goldenberg collection, Philadelphie
– Private collection, U.S.A.
– Private collection, Paris

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Paul Signac, Saint-Tropez, le chantier naval (nocturne), Circa 1910
5 | Saint-Tropez, nocturne

Circa 1910
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower left
Located lower right
10,5 x 18,4 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family

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Paul Signac, Port-Louis, les sardiniers, Circa 1920
8 | Port-Louis, les sardiniers

Circa 1920
Watercolor on paper
Signed and located lower left
28,3 x 37 cm

Provenance
– Private collection, Paris


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Paul Signac, Groix, retour de pêche à Port Tudy, 1923
11 | Groix, retour de pêche à Port Tudy

1923
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower right
Located and dated lower left
28 x 44 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family


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Paul Signac, Paris, la pointe de l’Ile de la Cité
14 | Paul Signac, Paris, la pointe de l’Ile de la Cité

Watercolor on paper
Signed lower right
31 x 44 cm

Provenance
– Collection privée, Paris


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Paul Signac, L’Estuaire du Trieux à marée haute, Circa 1925
17 | L’Estuaire du Trieux à marée haute

Circa 1925
Watercolor on paper
Signed with the initials « PS » lower right
10,4 x 16,2 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family


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Paul Signac, Paris, le Pont des Saints-Pères, 1927
20 | Paris, le Pont des Saints-Pères

1927
Watercolor on paper
Signed and dated lower left
27,2 x 43 cm

Provenance
– Private collection, France


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Paul Signac, Honfleur, la jetée, Février 1930
23 | Honfleur, la jetée

Février 1930
Watercolor on paper
Signed lower right
Dated and located lower left
28,3 x 45,3 cm

Provenance
– Private collection, France


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Paul SIGNAC, Saint-Malo, janvier 1931
26 | Saint-Malo

January 1931
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower left
Dated and located lower right
29,5 x 45 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family


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Paul Signac, Le Port de Saint-Tropez, le soir, Circa 1906
3 | Le Port de Saint-Tropez, le soir

SOLD

Circa 1906
Sepia on paper
Signed lower middle
63 x 80 cm

Provenance
– Private collection, Paris

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Paul Signac, Paris, la Seine au quai de Grenelle, Circa 1910
6 | Paris, la Seine au quai de Grenelle

Circa 1910
Graphite and lavis on paper
Signed with the initials lower right
Annotated lower left
22 x 28,8 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family

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Paul Signac, Lomalo, 1922
9 | Lomalo

1922
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower right,
Located and dated lower left
28,5 x 44 cm

Provenance
– Private collection, Paris

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Paul Signac, La Rochelle, les Pêcheurs du Perthuis, 1924
12 | La Rochelle, les Pêcheurs du Perthuis

RESERVED

1924
India ink on paper
Stamp of the signature lower left
46,7 x 61,8 cm

Provenance
– Galerie Marcel Bernheim, Paris
– Private collection, New York
– Galerie de la Présidence, Paris
– Private collection, Monaco

 

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Paul Signac, Paimpol, 1925
15 | Paimpol

1925
Watercolor on paper
Signed, located and dated lower left
30,5 x 46,8 cm

Provenance
– Private collection, Paris

 

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Paul Signac, L’Estuaire du Trieux à marée basse, Circa 1925
18 | L’Estuaire du Trieux à marée basse

Circa 1925
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower left
10,4 x 16,4 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family


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Paul Signac, Deux goélettes à quai
21 | Deux goélettes à quai

Circa 1930
Graphite with Ink on paper
Stamp of the signature lower right
42 x 26,5 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family


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Paul Signac, Saint-Malo, 18 octobre 1929
24 | Saint-Malo

October 18th, 1929
Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower left
Dated and located lower right
28 x 44 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family


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Paul SIGNAC, Barfleur
27 | Barfleur

Watercolor on paper
Stamp of the signature lower left
28,5 x 44 cm

Provenance
– Artist’s family


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Do you like Paul Signac ?

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