Originally Posted by markalan
Hi, I've recently acquired a painting by Etienne Ret. You can see it at http://members.tripod.com/tetworld/etienne.html
I apologize for the less than perfect quality of the image there.
It is by Etienne Ret...and painted by him, in Paris...1962
I understand he often painted children and women.
Does anyone have any additional information on this artist?
I found the following info on him:
Etienne Ret, French (1900 - 1989)
Born in Bourbonnais, France on Jan. 6, 1900. Ret graduated from the College of Mesnieres and completed military service in 1924. He then began formal art training in Paris in the ateliers of Maurice Denis and Georges Desvallieres, and at Ecole des Beaux Arts and Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. His book of poetry, Blindmans Bluff, was a prize winner in 1929. Ret exhibited in London and Paris before settling in Hollywood in 1934. ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Often known for his portrait and genre paintings, Etienne Ret was born in France and studied in Paris in the ateliers of Maurice Denis and Georges Desvallieres, and at Ecole des Beaux Arts and Ecole des Arts Décoratifs. Ret exhibited in London and Paris before settling in Hollywood CA in 1934. He remained active in the United States through the late 1950s and died in Europe in 1996. Born in France, Etienne (Perret) Ret studied art in Paris at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, under Maurice Denis and G. Desvaileres. He first exhibited his original paintings, etchings and lithographs with the Societe des Independants, in Paris, and throughout France. Ret moved to the United States shortly before the outbreak of World War II and initially settled in San Antonio, Texas. He resided there during the 1940’s and established his reputation as a leading artist. Ret was also a member of the San Antonio Art League and taught painting and printmaking techniques at the San Antonio Museum. Stephanie dates from this period of his career. Around 1950 Etienne Ret moved to Los Angeles where he continued to show his art in major national exhibitions. Ret’s art centered primarily upon figure studies, particularly those of children and women. Today the paintings, lithographs and etchings of Etienne Ret are included in the permanent collections of the State Museum, France, the Encyclopedia Britannica Collection, London, the Witte memorial Museum, San Antonio, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Pasadena Art Institute, San Diego Fine Arts Society and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. ////