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Roland Chanco (1914 - 2017)
Boy with a watermelon, 1973
35.8x28.7x0.8 in
$ 5880

1 in stock










Large, Oversized



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  • Returns & exchanges

    Our goal is of course to make sure that you have the best experience with ArtSTAC, but we never know what might happen. Here are a few possibilities:

    I've changed my mind or I don't like the artwork anymore... What can I do?

    That's a shame, but it happens! You have 14 days after delivery of the work to let us know. We will organize and cover the costs of the return. You will be refunded once the artwork has been returned.

    The artwork was damaged when it arrived. What should I do?

    Contact us as soon as you notice the damage. Take photos to show us the current state of the work and we will make a decision together.
    According to the extent of the damage, we can either repair the work, or you can return it and you will be refunded. ArtSTAC covers the costs of repair and transport in case of damage during delivery.

    Who pays for return costs?


    How does the refund work?

    You will be refunded after the work has been returned.

  • Packaging

    The works are packaged by our specialist of delivery and take care to make sure the work is properly protected. Painting is shipped in custom made plywood box.

    After the payment has been processed, delivery takes 2-3 days on average, which leaves time for packaging and shipping. 

    Depending on the destination and the size of the work, we use delivery company DHL.

Art description
Roland Chanco (1914-2017)
Chanco arrived in Paris, aged 16 and interested in sculpture, where he worked with Marcel Gimond. He then abandoned sculpture in favor of paint and color. In Montmartre, he frequented the studios of Edmond Heuzé, Utrillo, and Gen-Paul, and became a very good friend of  Picasso.
Chanco left Paris in 1947 to live in Antibes, and later settled inland from Nice. During his early years in Paris and until 1939, he painted urban landscapes in a style somewhere between Post-Impressionism and Expressionism. In 1942, he abandoned landscapes for good, thereafter painting only figures and later, still-lifes.
For a while, Chanco painted groups of heads or figures in harsh colours set against a black or very dark background, in what he called his 'black period'. In 1960, however, he renounced this 'black period' and adopted a style directly derived from Picasso's Cubo-Expressionism, though Chanco's work was clown-like in his choice of subjects and his joyous and exuberant treatment of them. Although he broke down the subject in Cubist fashion, it remained very decipherable, painted in a range of harsh, almost incandescent, colours.
After 1970, in addition to his figures, he began painting still-lifes. These were carefully constructed, filled with a superabundance of elements including guitars, jars, baskets, small carafes, bowls, glasses, fruit, fish, lobsters - even a live cat attracted by the smell - all set on multicoloured tablecloths covering a table surrounded by chairs. Compared with Picasso's later works, to which Chanco's paintings clearly refer, his work appears minor, partly because of the clown-like elements already mentioned, although these do not apply to his still-lifes. However, his works have a density lacking in many other paintings in the style of Picasso.
Chanco exhibited at several annual Paris Salons and showed collections of his work in solo exhibitions.

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