CARL-ROSA Mario Cornilleau Raoul
Oil on panel: 32 x 55 cm / 12.5 x 21.6 ins
Signed lower left
Painter of landscapes and seascapes; author and journalist.
Mario Cornilleau Raoul Carl-Rosa exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français from 1885 on and became a member in 1899. In that same year, he exhibited at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and was decorated with the Légion d’Honneur. He received an honourable mention in 1891, a bronze medal in 1893 and a silver medal in 1895. He also exhibited at the 1900 Munich Exhibition. He contributed to various periodicals as an author and a journalist, including “La Presse”, “La Cocarde” and “Le National”.
His earlier landscapes with river views, villages and occasional herds of animals are distinguished by his subtile treatment of autumnal light. By contrast, his seascapes are decidedly more powerful and painted with verve and a predilection for strongly-contrasting tones.
Loudun 1855 - Garches 1913
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 3, p. 392.