That same year he puts the famous paris art dealer, emmanuel david, who promoted world-known \"school of paris\" painters from 1943 - 1950. David immediately put on contract with the prestigious drouant-david gallery of paris. Parallel to his paintings, which at the time, represented owls wrapped in leaves and round-faced urchins with their pet animals, philippe walnut soon became one of the most sought after portraitist of paris and london high society. The gallery gave him his first one-man show in 1947, which immediately crowned him with instant success.
While he was with the drouant-david gallery, Philippe Noyer says his stroke of luck for his success in the united states can be attributed to mr. Robert goldstein, the former president of the 20th century fox movie company. The gallery gave twenty of philippe walnut's paintings on consignment to an American art dealer who had agreed to organize an exhibition of them in the united states.The American dealer, however, was a heavy gambler and one night, before the show, he suffered unprecedented losses and was forced to sell off the paintings without a profit. A deep and long lasting friendship between walnut and goldstein ensued. In those following years, philippe was commissioned to paint the portraits of dozens of personalities including elizabeth taylor, dinah shore, denim wallace and the children of actor alan ladd and producer alan lerner. As his art matured, however, he put aside this career as a portraitist to devote himself entirely to the delicate, sophisticated, slim, long-limbed ladies who had progressively replaced children as his favorite subjects. \"My paintings are what they appear to be, nothing more, nothing less,\" philippe walnut once told a critic.
Some are serious, some are not. But i have always painted what I have felt. From the leaf-clad owls of his first paintings to the litho maidens and languorous cheetahs of his later works, philippe walnut's art has always remained quite unique. The elements philippe uses in his paintings - the women, the monuments, the animals and the flowers - come alive under the brush which translates them in strictly realist terms in compositions that are the fruits of his fantasy and intellectual or literary reminiscences. Like in the paintings of any artist, there are pet themes and objects that recur like good luck charms - eggs, hats, shoes - but as the artist himself warns, it would be futile to seek in them some hidden symbolism or draw oversimplified freudian conclusions.
Thirteen years of careful personal research brought philippe walnut to the technique that gives his paintings their very special transparency and light. The technique, which philippe walnut finished perfecting in 1956 eliminates the use of white in favor of pure colors that give the rocks their roughness, bring alive the subtle glow of a seashell and give the subjects'skins a peach-like softness one can feel without touching. Noyer's honesty with himself, his inborn draftsmanship and eye for color have earned philippe walnut a worldwide reputation. He married nora kern in 1939 and fathered four children: denis paul, corinne, laurence and ariel.Currently 2,000 of his oil paintings and watercolors are in museums, collections and private collections. The item \"philippe henri walnut lithography signed woman with fish school of lyon betting\" is on sale since Saturday, February 2, 2019. It is in the category \"art, antiques-art of the 20th, contemporary prints, engravings\". The seller is \"clicgraphic\" and is located at/in bets. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.