Pierre Girieud (1876-1948)
Do you think you may own a painting by Pierre Girieud? We perform art authentications, art appraisals, art research and provide Certificates of Authenticity (COA) as well as consultations, for all paintings by Pierre Girieud. Pierre Girieud was born in Marseille, France and is considered to be one of the founders of modern art as we know it. Showing promise as an artist at a young age, Girieud’s talent is encouraged by his father. Girieud eventually moved to Paris in 1900, where he taught himself to paint by studying the masterworks of the Louvre.
Girieud became friends with Picasso and a number of other progressive painters living in turn-of-the-century Paris. He would eventually look up to Gaugin for early inspiration, and Girieud’s paintings often reflect his style. While some consider Girieud to be a Fauve painter, he also worked in Symbolism and Expressionism.
It is said that along with Picasso, Girieud helped to establish the famed Salon d’Automne in Paris, where he and many other promising new artists would showcase their work.
Sadly, World War I changed the artist’s life forever. He was highly affected by the horrors of war, and by the loss of many of his friends. After the war, he left Paris and returned to the country, creating little work post-World War I.
Today, Girieud’s paintings are housed all over the world from Paris to Geneva, Munich and Russia.