Original ETIENNE RET Oil on Paper Listed Artist SIGNED ETIENNE RET Paris

Signed "Etienne Ret Paris" Original Painting of a clown circa 1960

Oil on paper

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This piece measures 20 1/2" X 16 1/4 "


Etienne Ret: Born in France, Etienne (Perret) Ret studied art in Paris at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs, under Maurice Denis and G. Desvaileres. He first exhibited his original paintings, etchings and lithographs with the Societe des Independants, in Paris, and throughout France. Etienne Ret moved to the United States shortly before the outbreak of World War II and initially settled in San Antonio, Texas. He resided there during the 1940's and established his reputation as a leading artist. Etienne Ret was also a member of the San Antonio Art League and taught painting and printmaking techniques at the San Antonio Museum. Around 1950 Etienne Ret moved to Los Angeles where he continued to show his art in major national exhibitions.

Etienne Ret's art centered primarily upon figure studies, particularly those of children and women. Today the paintings, lithographs and etchings of Etienne Ret are included in the permanent collections of the State Museum, France, the Encyclopedia Britannica Collection, London,
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