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Oil on Canvas – Pallet Knife

Her strokes of the palette knife are bold and clean revealing pure, crisp color. The works have delighted collectors since her first one-women show at the prestigious De Young Museum.

In the Galleries | November 2016 | Renee Theobald | from the private collection | Nolan-Rankin Galleries - Houston

Dear Clients and Friends,

Many of you share wonderful memories of the exhibitions of Madame Renée Théobald, as I do. It was a long and happy journey.
When we gave the retrospective shortly after her passing, I never dreamed we would have the opportunity to present her private collection. 

These are special works over several decades and many are the original from which lithographs were developed. Many of the paintings graced her home and I am very honored that the family has chosen the gallery for this personal exhibition.

                           Joe Nolan

Available Paintings

Renée Théobald




Paris    1926 -2014

Sorbonne and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris 

Through the years, Renée Théobald has developed a style which is uniquely personal. Her paintings reveal the confidence of stroke that only years of patient evolution, from hard work and study, can produce. Although the paintings are masterfully constructed, they are void of rigidity. The spontaneity with which she paints and her rich and varied palette, produce not only the image of the subject but its very essence. Renée’s joy of living, balanced with a deep inner serenity has become an intricate part of each canvas. She is extremely well traveled which adds to her vast array of subjects. The viewer is always acutely aware of her sensitivity to her surroundings and her ability to express her insights. Her art is a true reflection of the woman herself.

Renée Théobald | Nolan-Rankin Galleries | Houston, TX


Salon des Jeunes Peintres, Catalogue 1954-55-58 
Museum of Modern Art: Selection of the Pacquement Prize 
“Les Peintres Temoins de leur Temps”, Musée Galleria, Paris, 1967 
Europeinture Group in Frankfurt, Germany 
“Les Artiste Français” Montreal, Quebec 
Tapestry design: Chartres 1971 
Guilhall Art Gallery, London 1972 
“Les Peintres Temoins de leur Temps” Japan 1973, 1974 
First exhibition of French Art at the Museum of Fine Art of Kuwait , 1975 
First contemporary French Art Exhibition in U.S.S.R. – Moscow, Pouchkine 
Museum, November 1975 
Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, December 1975 
Museum of Sceaux: Grand Prize of the Ile de France 
Museum Cantini: Grand Prize of the City of Marseille 
Selection of French Painters invited to exhibit in China; Beijing
and Shangai 1994 
“Five French Painters” Newman-Saunders Gallery, Philadelphia 1998 
Ecole de Paris – 50 Years” University Museum, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, August – October 1998 


Salon d’Automne 
Salon de la Sociéte Natonale des Beaux-Arts 
Salon des Independants 
Salon de Courbevoie, 1979 
Salon de la Marine; Museum of the Marine, Palais du Trocadero 
Terres Latines.


Art Scholarship – City of Paris 1956 
First Prize for Landscape, Deauville International Competition 1953 
First Prize for Composition, Cannes International Competition 1957 
First Prize of the Sociéte des Amateurs d’Art et Collectionneurs 1962 
Mdaille de Vermeil Arts Sciences Lettres 
SILVER medal du Grand Prix of the City of Tours 
SILVER medal, Salon des Artistes Français 1984 
Médaille à Châlons -sur-Marne  


City of Paris (3 paintings) 
City of London 
Bougie (Algeria) 
Saint-Maur (France) 
Ovar (Portugal) 
Museum of San Francisco  


1951 Paris- Galerie Cardo Matignon 
1952-1954-1956 Paris, Metz, Strasbourg, Lille, Mons 
1962 Paris, Brussels 
1963 De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA 
1964 New York 
1965 Brussels, New York, Dallas, Washington 
1968 New York 
1969 Brussels, Dallas, Washington 
1970 Palm Beach, Houston 
1971 Brussels, San Francisco 
1972 Washington, Dallas 
1973 New York, Paris, Brussels 
1975 Helsinki, Dallas, Brussels 
1976 Stockholm 
1977 Brussels 
1978 Stockholm, Dallas 
1979 Brussels 
1980 Palm beach, Stockholm 
1981 Dallas, Tokyo 
1982 Palm Beach, Stockholm 
1983 Houston (Phillips-Flynt Galleries) 
1984 Palm Beach 
1985 Dallas 
1986 Tokyo 
1987 Houston 
1990 Palm Beach 
1983-1998 Houston, Palm Beach, Tokyo, Dallas 
1993 First Houston Exhibition under Nolan-Rankin Galleries
2004 Nolan-Rankin Galleries – Houston