After my trip to Paris, I recieved a gift of 2 of Marius Girard works of art from a friend who found it in a thrift shop , one is signed in pencil at the bottom with his name on left & title on right side , the other in water color maybe a marker and it's the opposite, his name is signed on the right & the title is on the left. Below is what I found out about him online
"Born in Rheims, France, just northeast of Paris; Marius Girard was a prominent painter in the 1950-60's. He became wealthy by doing French postcards and selling them to printing houses to be lithographed and printed in blocks of 100,000. It seems that most of his work was done with watercolors in Paris/Montemarte and that he was even commissioned to do some paintings for the lobby of the Hotel Hilton in Paris.
Besides that, little to nothing is really known about the artist even though he seemed to be pretty prolific in his time and may still be alive. To us though, it really doesn't matter what their actual value may be since we love the style of the prints. This just goes to show you that the worth isn't always important, as long as you love the art itself. "
I do love his work and appreciate the gift and intend to enjoy and remembering my awesome trip in the spring of 2010, when the iceland volcano had erupted sending ash over Eroupe, I was stuck there & just kept on sight seeing...lol....always using the eiffel tower as my landmark guide.