Jean-Baptiste Valadie ( b. 1933, France) “Le Garcon” (Young Boy) (circa 1962) Oil on canvas painting with the artist’s hand signature in the lower right. This is an example of one of Valadie’s more pensive pieces featuring the expressive face of the wide-eyed young boy. The unframed work of art has some fraying of the canvas at the edges and top. Measurements are 18 x 25 inches. Jean-Baptiste Valadie is a figurative painter, sculptor, printmaker, draftsman, lithographer, and illustrator. Many of his works feature children, birds, and the sun. He is also known for dreamlike depictions of female figures and landscape painting.