Albert Coste Signed 1975 Oil on Canvas Abstract Painting


A 1975 abstract oil on canvas painting by French artist Albert Coste (1895 -1985). Signed and dated to the lower right, the painting features a composition of black, white, red, blue and yellow shapes which allude to a figure. The background is comprised of textural brushwork in tan and brown. The painting is displayed in an ornate gold tone wooden frame.

Albert Coste spent his early adulthood as a classically trained cellist but transitioned to painting after a tragic incident required the amputation of two of his fingers. Coste was a technical master who worked in multiple genres, including still lifes and environments before transitioning to abstraction within the post-war French style. Coste enjoyed a prolific five-decade career of exhibitions including collective and solo shows. In addition to his personal work, he was commissioned to paint in chapels and French government buildings.



28” x 32” x 2” (frame); 17’ x 20.75” (sight).

Condition notes:

Minor loss of color on the painting. Gap in the joint of the bottom left corner of the frame. Scratches, discoloration, scuffs and loss of color to the frame. Ripped backing paper.

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