Born into an affluent family, French painter Raymond Thibesart (1874-1968) showed a talent for drawing at an early age. At the age of 11, Thibesart began studies under famed impressionist artist Emile Boggio (1857-1920).
After formal training in Paris at the Lycee Rollin, L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and the Académie Julian, Thibesart went on to become an award-winning artist, known primarily as a post-impressionist. As a plein air painter, he captured scenes of light and shadow in landscapes of Italy, Switzerland, and other European locales. A favorite subject was the river Seine.
KSG Fine Art Gallery inaugurates its new space on the Plaza with an exhibition of Thibesart’s work. The show opens with a 5 p.m. reception on Friday, April 29 (through May 29).