Oil on canvas
25 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches (65 x 54 cm)
Framed: 30 x 25 3/4 inches (76.2 x 65.5 cm)
Signed lower right: Mühl
Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd, London
Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd. London Roger Mühl, Recent Paintings and Watercolours, 28th June to 16th July 1966, no.31
Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd. London, Roger Mühl, recent Paintings and Watercolours, 28th June to 16th July 1966 (illustrated in color on the front cover)
Roger Mühl was born in Strasbourg in 1929 and became a notable French painter, draftsman and sculptor. In 1954, he settled in Montreux-Chateau and had his first exhibition in Paris at the Galerie de Paris in 1960. He worked primarily in the French Riviera but exhibited his work throughout Europe and in NY and Dallas. Mühl was a painter of light and atmosphere using impasto as part of his technique.
Our example is instantly recognizable as a painting by Roger Mühl. The color palette is typical of the light, bright shades regularly used by the artist, evoking the sunlight and blue skies of his Southern France surroundings. In Marine, as in much of his ouevre, Mühl generously applied pigment in geometric forms; these are striking in their simplicity and subtly recall the gentle movement of boats in a marina. Roger Mühl was clearly inspired by light and atmosphere.