Oil on canvas 28 ¾ x 36 ¾ inches Framed size 39 x 47 ½ inches Signed
Durando Togo Richard (born in 1910 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentine painter of origin but spent most of his life in Italy and France, where he settled in 1934. He had a very personal flowing style, a painter of light and shade which often creates an atmosphere of mystery together. Richard’s glamorous ''nudes'' are his best known and most sought works. Although they are somewhat idealized, they are not offensive to the eye. He manages to incorporate refinement and elegance to his works. His fluidity of brushwork is masterful and seems almost effortless in the way he moves the paint around the canvas. There are many smaller glamorous female head studies, but it is the larger format full length nudes in evocative interiors where he excels. In 1968, Richard was awarded the "Grand Prix International Paint".
His paintings can be found in collections in France, Italy, England, the USA, Belgium and Germany.