Raymond Wintz Print - "The Open Door

Raymond Wintz Print - "The Open Door"

This color print entitled "The Open Door" has a frameable image if 14" H x 18" W.

Raymond Wintz (1884-1956)

Raymond Wintz was a Paris-born painter and engraver whose most famous paintings were of marine and coastal views in Brittany . He is best known for his painting The Blue Door , which is still widely available as a poster and print.

Raymond Wintz was trained at the School of Decorative Arts and the National College of Fine Arts in Paris . He was a pupil of Jules Adler at the Ecole Francais and started exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1910.

Many of his typical themes and motifs: a partially-seen room with an open door to a balcony overlooking a harbour or coastal scene. A vase or plant-pot containing geraniums or hydrangeas were often featured. A similarly themed painting, The Open Door , (this print) was sold in the USA as a "Paint it Yourself Art Program" in the 1950s. The information accompanying this states that Wintz painted the scene following a trip to Brittany in 1924 and that it is based on the actual view from a friend’s villa.

Among the awards and distinctions he held were:

1911 – Membership of the Salon 1922 – Silver Medal, Salon 1924 – Officer of the Academy; Gold Medal and Corot Prize, Salon President of the Salon President of the Society of French Landscape Artists Knight of the Order of the Legion of Honour President of the Jury of the Salon

Raymond Wintz died in 1956 and is buried in Montparnasse Cemetery , Paris .

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