This marker pen on paper study is 7 1/2" Tall X 9 1/2" Wide. It seems to be from the late 1950's or early 1960's. It is in extremely fine condition. It has a label from Vogue Galleries (Hackensack, NJ) on the reverse. Vogue carried Gisson's paintings and works for many years.
Andre Gisson (1921-2003) was born Anders Gittleson in Brooklyn, New York. He took the nom de guerre Andre Gisson (and moved his birthday to 1910) to be more closely associated with the French Impressionists. He lived and painted in Mahopac, N.Y. and later in Westport, Conn.
"Not long after his teenage years on the Brooklyn streets, Gisson enlisted in the Army Corps of Engineers reconstructing the roadways and airfields in the wake of World War II. During this time he traveled extensively in Japan and Paris, never without his box of paints.
"He was awarded a scholarship at the prestigious Pratt Institute where he continued to learn and develop an eye and personal style which has now become instantly recognizable around the world. After graduation, he joined the United States Armed Services, and resumed his career in art upon his return to New York. Gisson continued his studies in Europe, where he came under the influence of the great French impressionists. The style and technique of impressionism, with its small broken brushwork and high key colors, is one Gisson has developed and refined throughout his career.
"A versatile artist, Gisson is equally adept at painting landscapes, coastal scenes, still lifes and portraits. His landscape scenes depict the French countryside, the region around Lake Mahopac in upstate New York, where he lived for many years, and the beaches and estuarys around Westport Conn., where he worked until 2002. Gisson's landscapes and beach scenes create a reflective mood of serenity. This is also true of his portraits and of the manner in which he handles the human element. The order and beauty of his florals and still lifes are manifestations of the Japanese influence in his work; while the French influence is more pronounced in his landscapes, beach scenes and studies of the human figure. Gisson has exhibited in leading art galleries throughout the country, from New York to Texas, and from Philadelphia to California. Several of Gisson’s paintings have been published and distributed internationally. Gisson feels that it is the role of the artist to extend or "explain perception and feeling and in this way enlarge the total human vision....'Flowers for me are a way of feeling certain effects of light and conversely, light is a means for expressing something very personal about the way I experience flowers'
"All of Gisson's paintings have the softness of line of the classic impressionist. He is more concerned with the creation of a mood or feeling, rather than a precise depiction of the subject. Gisson's works reflect the belief that art is expreienced in very complex ways. First, the eyes see, and then there is perception through all of the senses. Art, in its multi-leveled complexities is created and experienced, first by the artist and then by his audience. His work has been accepted in the highest demand and sell-out exhibitions from Tokyo to London have made Gisson a household name in the field of American Impressionism... ."
He is listed in Davenports, Artprice, Askart, Artfact and Artnet.
This piece would be a welcome addition to any room or setting