|Description: We offer an original watercolor on paper by Reynold Arnould. The image is 9 ½” x 14 1/2" in a frame with the outside dimensions 17 ¼” x 21 ¾”. The watercolor is initialed “RA” at the lower right. This work was commissioned by the Troy Savings Bank in the mid 1940’s. Arnould renders the bustling business district of downtown Troy in his own proto-Cubist style. Item #FA00176.
Reynold Arnould (1919-1980) was born in LeHavre, France. He was a child prodigy and won the Grand Prix de Rome for painting before he was twenty years old. He escaped Germany three times during the war and spent the last year of the occupation hiding in the mountains. Arnould’s first trip to the United States was sponsored by the French government. From 1952 to 1965 he was curator of the museums of Le Havre (including the future André Malraux Museum). His works have been exhibited at the Salon de Mai , the Salon des Tuileries , the Salon d'Automne and the Galerie de France
Condition: Fine condition, not examined out of frame