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Victor Di Gesu
'Reclining Nude', Paris, Louvre, Academie Chaumiere, California, SFAA, LACMA

Circa 1955



A figural pencil drawing of a young woman shown reclining on a bed. Created by Victor Di Gesu (American, 1914-1988) circa 1955 and stamped, verso, with Victor di Gesu estate stamp. Winner of the Prix Othon Friesz, Victor di Gesu first attended the Chouinard Art School before moving to Paris where he studied with Andre L’Hote at the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. He subsequently attended the Escuela de Belles Artes in Barcelona before furthering his studies in Italy. Returning to California, he worked with a variety of artists including F. Tolles Chamberlain and Maynard Jepson. An intuitive colorist, Di Gesu’s classical training and scientific research into color theory helped him create vivid yet harmonious works which, while reminiscent of Matisse and Gauguin, retained a verve and spontaneity that was uniquely his own. A prolific artist, Di Gesu was the recipient of numerous medals and juried awards, both in the United States and France. He exhibited widely and with success, including at the Louvre Museum and the Exposition des Artistes Etrangères in Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum.


  • Creator
    Victor Di Gesu (1914-1988, American)
  • Creation Year
    Circa 1955
  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    Minor creasing, minor age-toning, estate stamp visible, shows well; unframed.
  • Gallery Location
    Santa Cruz, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3447618822

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