1955, Oil Painting, Yellow Daisies; Leon Delarbre
A springful, glass jam jar of sunshine yellow daises and purple flowers. Bright and airy this little darling is full of light and happiness, those little yellow faces cheering up any dour corner.
Oil on wooden panel by Leon Delarbre.
Born October 30, 1889 in Masevaux in Alsace, died May 20, 1974 in Belfort in the Territoire de Belfort, was a painter, curator of the museum of the city of Belfort and Resistance fighter.
Too old to be mobilized during the Second World War, he entered the resistance in 1941. Arrested on January 3, 1944, he was imprisoned in Belfort and Compiegne and was deported to the Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Dora camps. With the help of friends, he succeeded in obtaining paper and pencils and drew scenes of the life of the deportees, which he managed to keep hidden and carry to his last camp, that of Bergen-Belsen where he was released by the Allies. On his return to Paris, his drawings were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, thanks to his friend, Jean Bersier.
Published in 1945, the sketches are exhibited in the museum of the resistance of Belfort.
In 1953-1954, he designed five new stained glass windows for Brasse Chapel in Belfort.
Between 1950 and 1960, he decorated the nursery schools, Emile Géhant and La Pépinière in Belfort.
Frame: Newly framed
CM: 52 x 44
Inches: 20 1/2 x 17 1/2
CM: 41 x 33
Inches: 16 x 13
Provenance: French School. Signed L Delarbre 1955
Medium: Oil on Panel