Cyr, Georges Albert
French, 20th century, male.
Active in France and Lebanon.
Born 1881, in Montgeron; died 1964.
Painter, watercolourist, ceramicist. Interiors with figures, landscapes, waterscapes, harbour scenes, harbour views, seascapes, still-lifes. Designs for mosaics and stained-glass windows.
Georges Albert Cyr became a painter on the advice of Guillaumin. He exhibited his works at the Salon des Indépendants in Paris from 1921. He also exhibited at the Salon d'Automne in Paris, and became a member of the society associated with it. Personal problems led him to leave France in 1934 with the intention of travelling in the Near and Far East. After spending a few weeks in Beirut, he decided to settle there and found accommodation by the sea. His studio soon became a meeting place for Lebanese artists, including Shafik Abboud, and also served as a school of art where he gave lessons in painting and art history. He also published critical essays....