Georges Albert Cyr

Le Havre – The Artists – Cyr, Georges Albert

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who painted in Le Havre. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

Georges Albert Cyr
Georges Albert Cyr

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Georges Albert Cyr (1880 – 1964) is a Lebanese painter of French origin. He started his artistic career on the advice of the painter Guillaumin. As from 1924, Cyr was exhibiting at the Salon des Independents in Paris.

In 1934, following a personal tragedy, he decided to leave France and tour the Middle East and the Far East.

Having spent a few weeks in Beirut, he fell in love with the city and decided to settle in Ain El Mraisse. 

He spent 27 years living in Lebanon. Cyr was not only a painter. He also worked with mosaics, ceramics, and stained glass.

He taught painting and history of art, wrote numerous essays and lectured on the subject. Many see him as the true pioneer of modern art in Lebanon.

Click here to read George Cyr’s full bio on Wikipedia (in French only).

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1928 - Georges Albert Cyr - Le Havre
1928 – Georges Albert Cyr – Le Havre
1929 - Georges Albert Cyr - Le Havre Basin at the Transat
1929 – Georges Albert Cyr – Le Havre Basin at the Transat
???? - Georges Albert Cyr - The sailboats leaving the port of Le Havre
???? – Georges Albert Cyr – The sailboats leaving the port of Le Havre

Although George Cyr painted mostly in the Middle East, he did spend quite some time in France. Here are the places he painted in (a link “⇠” to his works for each place will follow when published).

Here are the painters/artists who painted in Le Havre (a “*” indicates that the artist did not worked directly in Le Havre itself, instead worked closeby, a link “” to the artist’s works will appear below when published):

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