Wednesday, 12 September 2018






Lot 150.

Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012), mixed media, signed, dated **69, 'Les Promeneurs `a Firenze'. 24.5cm x 34cm
Estimate £1,000-£1,500
To be offered for Auction Wednesday 19th September

Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012) was born in Israel and moved to Paris when he was seven years old.  Between 1942 and 1944 with the German occupation of Paris, Theo and his family lived with the constant fear of discovery and they remained in hiding during the occupation.  It was during this time that Theo’s love of books and drawings flourished. Following the liberation of Paris he began a career as a designer for Hermes creating window decorations, stage sets and tapestries.  In 1950 he moved to Nice where he continued to paint and held his first exhibition at the Palais de le Mediterranee in 1961 winning the grand prize.  In Nice his pictorial expression came into it’s own and his Expressionistic style shone through.  From 1980 Theo divided his time between Nice and New York exhibiting internationally.  He died in Nice in 2012 leaving behind a plethora of artwork in his distinct style of loose brushstrokes and rich colours.

30 comments:

Joe B said...

Just watched this sell for £1,300 on Dickinson's Real Deal.

Ant said...

Me too!

Unknown said...

Moi aussi!

andy said...

He can't have been born in Israel it wasn't formed until 1948
unusual painting though

Unknown said...

Me too

Unknown said...

Just seen it today.

Anonymous said...

Yes the guy said he looked it up & couldn’t find it anywhere too!!

Anonymous said...

Just watching the show again on tv.

Anonymous said...

Took me 2 secs to find it...Arthur nearly messed up

Anonymous said...

Me three!!

Anonymous said...

Lol me too. I’m just getting dressed to go skip hunting 😁

Anonymous said...

Just watching this just now 🤣

Anonymous said...

Same 😂

Anonymous said...

We are watching it now! What a striking piece of art!

Anonymous said...

Same 😅

Anonymous said...

Over £1k for church painting

Anonymous said...

What an amazing find and sold for £1300.

Anonymous said...

Me four !

Anne said...

Amazing artist. Some of his works raised incredible sums of money. I love works of art

Anonymous said...

Me as well 😆

Anonymous said...

It might have been 8nline because someone might have owned it for years then a house clearance lot came in and it nearly got skipped ?

Anonymous said...

Me too

Anonymous said...

He was born in France and left with his family to Israel to escape the Nazis.

Anonymous said...

No he was born in Israel and moved to France where he and his family hid in Paris during the German occupation. Israel was not formed in 1948, it was granted independence then.

Anonymous said...

Me too

Anonymous said...

It was Palestine in those days.

Anonymous said...

Thought it would make more than that 🤔

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the poor sod who left it for the skip was watching it sell for £1300.00. But why didn't the dealer make an offer? I've seen them put thousands on the table, he lost out on £300 !

Anonymous said...

It’s on again, don’t know how he couldn’t find anything about him. I googled him and loads came up!!

Anonymous said...

Watching it today on Real deal, amazing find 👍