FRANCE, C.1925

8.5 X 10 INCHES


Maurice Savin


Maurice Louis Savin was born in 1984 in Moras-en-Valloire, France.

Savin studied at l‘Ecole Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1913. He artists endeavors were interrupted by World War One, where he was wounded twice and received the Croix de Guerre. When he returned from the war he studied ceramics for a while at Manufacture de Sévres. He also did humorous illustrations for Sourir, La Baionnelle and Le Rire.

Savin exhibited regularly at the Salon d’Automne beginning in 1919, and at the Salon des Tuileries from 1931. In 1921 he settled in an atelier near the Champs de Mars. He also had exhibitions at Paris galleries, including Galerie Vildruc in 1921, Galerie Weill in 1926, 1927, and 1929, Galerie Druet in 1936. Petit Palais in 1935 and 1937.

Savin exhibited ceramics in the Pavillon Sévres at l’ Exposition Universelle in 1937, in Paris. He also designed fountains and tapestries. His career was interrupted again by World War II, after that war he continued to paint for many years, he also drew numerous illustrations. He exhibited at Galerie Parvillée in 1944, Galerie des Garets in 1947, and Galerie Drouant-David in 1949 and 1954.

Savin’s early works are modern and often amusing, he painted Paris scenes of bars and cafes, mostly featuring working class people. The tones of his later paintings grew softer, still the modernist, he developed a style that was all his own. There was a book published with many illustrations of his paintings.

Savin’s works are in many museums, including Paris Petit Palais, Saint Tropez, Algiers, Grenoble, Orléans, and the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.