Paul Rivoire

Paul Gabriel Alexis Rivoire (1902-1984) was a French post-impressionist who painted in the Savoie region of the French Alps as well as the southern regions of France, Paris, and environs to the north. Rivoire was a contemporary of Matisse, whose art reflects the influences of the master as well as Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and the Fauves.  His subject matter included still lifes, landscapes, marines, figurals and portraits. His mediums were primarily oils, watercolors and gouaches.

K. Nathan Gallery is proud to announce the discovery of an important cache of his previously unknown post-impressionist paintings.

As a young man, his instructors declared that “Rivoire stands on the shoulders of Cezanne. His talents will allow him to be whatever he wants to be.”

In the 1930s art critics lauded his “intimate but vigorous and vibrant landscapes of exquisite quality…” (c1935, Le Matin), and Le Petit Dauphinois in 1936 exclaimed, “…each of Rivoire’s works, remarkable for their composition and color, allow this young artist to finally be counted among the most talented and original painters from Savoy.”

A man of wealth, Rivoire never sought fame and he only exhibited occasionally. He painted because his talent and love of art demanded it.

Discoveries such as this rarely occur in the world of art.

We are excited to bring this offering of exquisite artwork by a brilliant French post-impressionist exclusively to K. Nathan Gallery’s clients.

K. Nathan Gallery is an active buyer of his artwork.