About the Artist:
Louis Fortuney (1878-1950), also known simply as “Fortuney”, was a French pastellist. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Toulouse and in Paris and developed a personal style near that of Expressionism and Fauvism.
Fortuney specialized in painting elegant women, Parisian city life, café scenes and portraits. And was almost equally known for animated illustrations of daily rural scenes, landscapes and seascapes. [DES-02/16]