Arriving at the Bois de Boulogne - Gabriel Spat

Arriving at the Bois de Boulogne
Gabriel Spat

  • Gabriel Spat  French (1890-1967)
  • Arriving at the Bois de Boulogne
  • Watercolor
  • 5 1/4" x 7"   framed 10 1/4" x 12 1/4"
  • $1,800

Gabriel Spat was born in Kishinev, Russia, in 1890.  Leaving Russia in 1911, he studied at the Academie des Beaux-Arts in Geneva and at the Academie Colarossi and the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris. After World War I, he lived in Paris where he attended the studios of La Ruche, Soutine and Modigliani. Spat spent most of his career in France painting small oil and watercolor figural works and scenes of leisure life at such locales as racetracks, parks, and beaches. He immigrated to the United States in 1945, where he took up residence in New York City. The following year, the Carroll Carstairs Gallery in New York held an exhibition of Spat's watercolors of Paris. Several other gallery shows followed in both the United States and Paris.