Fortuney, Louis

France, (1878-1950)

  • Louis Fortuney - Bretagne, la foire aux cochons
  • Bretagne, la foire aux cochons

  • [Brittany, pig fair]
  • (ndg.), pastel on paper
  • 24 x 19.7 in. (61 x 50 cm.)
  • Private collection

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]

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.