The Bar Door
André Dignimont (French, 1891-1965)
watercolour, gouache and ink on paper
27.7cm x 18.5cm
signed Dignimont lower left
painted circa 1920
The Parisian painter André Dignimont (1891-1965) frequently exhibited at the “Salon d’Automne” and was closely connected with the world of contemporary writing, largely through his friendship with Francis Carco.
A highly talented designer and watercolourist, he also illustrated editions of many well-known classics, from Perrault’s Contes to “Gone With The Wind”. His painting also reveals a love of popular pastimes and amusements, cafes and public dances, brothels and bars, prostitutes and their clients.