Who could not be cheered by this vibrant, sunny and fresh floral still life by Bertoldo "Berto" Taubert (1915-1974)!
The son of a painter who was the portraitist of Victor-Emmanuel III and Pope Pius XI, Bertoldo was born in Italy, but moved to Paris as a child with his family. Eventually, he would take French citizenship.
Taubert's works have been described as modern and personal. In his youth, the artist spent a great deal of time painting in East Asia, South America and Scandinavia, inspired in turn by each of these locales.
During World War II, Taubert became an active member of the resistance, helping over 300 people escape from occupied France. Captured by the Gestapo in 1944, he remained a prisoner until the end of the war.
After the war, Taubert resumed his work, notably painting a portrait of Churchill. An internationally recognised artist, Taubert's paintings are in the collections of the Musee dArt Moderne in Paris as well as in museums in Strasbourg, Milan, and Buenos Aires.
The work presented here dates from 1950s. An oil on canvas measuring 35 x 27 cm, the painting is signed at the lower right and presented in a museum quality frame. The overall framed size is 57 x 49 cm.
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