de Bouvier de Cachard, Régis: View of Tower Bridge
A stunning semi-abstract oil on canvas providing an extraordinary view over to Tower Bridge (probably from Bermondsey on the south bank), signed and dated ’58.
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Artist: Régis de Bouvier de Cachard, (born 1929)
Title and date: View of Tower Bridge, 1958
Size: 90.0 x 110.0 cms.
From a French aristocratic background, Count Régis de Bouvier Cachard began his painting career in Venice in 1955 and his love of the city helped to form the thematic basis for much of the rest of his stylistic evolution. His uncle was an impressionist painter and his mother was a celebrated pianist. At 14, he was the youngest person to be admitted to the prestigious Ecole Boulle where he studied sculpture, engraving and painting.
He sold his first painting in Venice in 1957 after a sensational exhibition in Paris. His work has been shown in Barcelona, London, Madrid, New York, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. In 1973, the International Herald Tribune speculated that his exhibition, ‘Les Instant Immobiles’ at the Mall Galleries in London might prove to be a ‘landmark in the history of 20th Century Art equal to that of the first post-impressionist show’.
A history of his sales reveals that his paintings have been owned, collected and prized by a who’s who of recognised leaders in the worlds of art, industry and entertainment including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Raymond Burr. In the recent past he divided his time between England and France but today, he lives in a medieval village in Haute Provence.