Charles Levier (French, 1920-2003)
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to the lower right
Presented in a modern style gilt wood frame
Born in Corsica in 1920, Levier first studied art at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. During the war, he served in the French Army in North Africa, later becoming Liaison Officer with the U.S. Office of Strategic Services. Levier’s first one-man show was held at the Galerie Constantine in Lyons (1949). This was followed by his American debut in Los Angeles (1950).
Charles Levier’s work is held in the permanent collections of numerous national museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Menton Museum in Paris, the Atlanta Museum and the San Diego Museum. Among the notable collectors of Levier’s work can be numbered Frank Sinatra, Adlai Stevenson, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, and Dean Martin among others.
- painting has minor discolorations, abrasions; frame has chips, surface cracks.
- measurement of frame; sight measures 30.25"W x 38.5"H.