Raymond Wintz. 1884-1956. Oil on canvas. Original

Raymont Wintz, 1884-1956.

Original Oil.

Signed: R.Wintz

Size of picture: 53cm x 44.5cm.

Wintz was a french artist and engraver best known for his painting "The Blue Door", which is still widely available as a poster or print.

He was a pupil of Jules Adler and the Ecole francais and started exhibiting at the Salon des Artistes france in 1910.

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 carol prise, 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 the Montparrasse Cemetery, Paris.