Raymond Thibesart (1874-1968) was a French Post-Impressionist whose subjects often included the landscapes of Italy, Switzerland, and the rest of mainland Europe. Thibesart was especially enamored with the river Seine, a subject that repeated itself again and again in his work. He was able to produce work into his old age, giving Thibesart a breadth and depth to his catalog that few other artists of his era can match.

Son of a wealthy family, Raymond Thibésart was born in Bar-sur-Aube. Shortly thereafter, his parents moved to Enghien-les-Bains, in the immediate suburbs of Paris. It was there that the Thibésarts met a Venezuelan family who had just arrived in France, the Boggios. Very gifted in drawing, Thibésart admired Emile Boggio, 17 years his senior, who gave him his first lessons at the age of eleven. Master Emile Boggio, a very talented Venezuelan impressionist painter, became the first teacher of Raymond Thibésart.

Thibesart was extremely popular during his lifetime. He exhibited at almost every prestigious gallery in Europe, including an extended exhibit at the Knoedler in Paris (1913 - 1927), the Romanet Gallery in Algiers, and the Georges Petit gallery in Paris 1930. His work also traveled to New York, Caracas, and Japan during his lifetime and helped to cement his reputation as one of the most important Post-Impressionist painters of his era.

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