Albert Brenet (1903 - 2005)

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Puissance Economie
24.25 x 39
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Original. Linen backed. Lithograph. Societe National des Chemins de fer Francais. Puissance Economie. Moving coal and other goods on freight trains in Europe.

Albert painted and drew everything that moved, from the firemen of Los Angeles to the feria in Seville, and, of course, a whole armada of ships. He became one of the Navy's official painters in 1936.

Albert thrilled to the sights of the Orient - the mosques of Iran, the souks of Tunisia - and was endlessly fascinated by the quality and continuity of Japanese civilization. Now enjoying a peaceful and well-deserved retirement south of Paris, Albert is the only artist ever to have been granted specialties in all three services - army, navy and air force.