Ink and chalk on watermarked Arches paper
Signed in ink lower right corner "A. Dunoyer de Segonzac"
Framed in original period frame
Segonzac views of Paris are considered very rare.
Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac
Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac (French 1884-1974)
Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac was born in Boussy-Saint-Antoine and spent his childhood there and in Paris His parents wanted him to attend the military academy of Saint-Cyr but, recognizing his strong interest in drawing, they agreed to his enrollment at the Free Academy of Luc-Olivier Merson Merson's academic style of instruction did not suit Segonzac, however, and, following a period of military service, he studied at the Academie de La Palette, whose staff included Jacques Emile Blanche (he would later teach at La Palette with Jean Metzinger and Henri Le Fauconnier) Soon giving this up in favor of an independent course, free of any masters, he later cited 1906 as the starting date of his artistic career
His first submission to the Salon d'Automne was in 1908; the next year he exhibited at the Salon des Independants, and for the next several years he exhibited regularly at both In the early 1910s he became a member of section d'or He was one of the modernists included in the Armory Show that opened in New York in 1913, with subsequent showings in Chicago and Boston
In 1914, the year of his first solo exhibition (at the Galerie Levesque in Paris), he was drafted for military service in World War I He saw combat in the region of Nancy and at Bois-Le-Pretre, before being transferred to the camouflage section Between 1914–1918 he published and exhibited a number of war drawings, and by war's end he had earned the Croix de Guerre ... read full biography