A Quiet Moment
A Quiet Moment by Charles Perron
Oil on Canvas
53 cms x 46 cms / 21" x 18"
“In 1987 I met Perron’s daughter at an auction in Brittany; Madame Perron took me back to her father’s studio where his palette lay on the floor beside the easel, exactly where he put it on the day he died nearly thirty years earlier.
This meeting renewed Gladwell’s relationship with the Perron family. I learnt that when the war began, the artist buried all of his paintings in his garden and moved to Brittany, where his subject matter expanded with the change of scenery. On the cessation of war Perron returned to his studio, dug up his pictures and resumed his career. The many accolades awarded him by the Art Institutes of France during his life confirm his status as one of the leading artists of his time.”
- Anthony Fuller