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Zezzos, Georges Dominique

French painter Georges Dominique Zezzos was born in Venice, Italy. He was a versatile artist, producing genre, still life, and landscape paintings in addition to portraits and nudes. In France he exhibited at the National Beaux Arts academy, the Salons des Iindependents, and the Tuileries. His work was also featured in exhibits in Florence, Milan, and Turin, Italy. His paintings are in collections at the Petit Palais and the Montevideo Museum.

The village of St. Sever, located on the bank of the Adour River in southwest France, is home to a historic 12th century  Romanesque abbey famed for its seven apses. The abbey, built on an earlier 10th century monastery, was one of the stops along the ancient Christian  pilgrimage routes. "The Way of St. James," as it was called, was one of the most improtant p ilgrimage routes of the middle ages. It culminated at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, in northwest Spain. The River Adour at St. Sever depicts the countryside of southerwester France along the Adour, which ultimately demarcates the border between the North Basque country and the Landes  region. On the reverse of this painting is another, unfinished, work by Zezzos.

Title: The River Adour at St. Sever
Medium: oil on canvas, signed lower right, 26" x 32"