Hi, Has anyone here heard of an artist named "Chezar" - possibly Sebastian Chezar. He paints or painted 19th century scenes - oil on canvas with a heavily textured / sand papery feel to the painting. I have a painting of his that is a beautiful impressionistic scene of two 19th century women picking flowers in the woods in autumn. I have come across references to two other paintings by the same artist - one a fox hunting scene and the other a 19th century street scene - both having a similar sandy textured surface. In both cases however, the references were from other owners who, like me, were looking for information about the artist.
All three painings are signed 'Chezar' in the bottom left hand corner. My painting has 'Sebastian Chezar' written in indelible ink on the back of the frame.
If anyone has any information about the artist or knows where I might find information - I'd be very grateful.
I'll share with you one of my most useful and productive little tricks when reserching an artist for which there is little or no information available. I google the artist's name, along with the word "family" (in your case, I would search "Chezar family"). Whichever is the first geneology website to come up (I use the first since it is the most active), I post a question asking for anything anyone there might have about his or her work. If there is one thing all families know, it is the celebrities and quai-celebrities in their closets. I almost always come away with something hepful.