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Fishermen of Brittany and Normandy

At a flea market yesterday I saw this fantastic painting, about 12x10", of a close up on three men's faces; weathered, leathery fishermen's faces.
I inquired about the painting, and the woman told me the name of the artist, that his subject of choice was the fishermen of Brittany and Normandy, the Northern coast of france, and that is cost 620 euros. Since I had just bought a beautiful painting of a port scene down the street for 10 euro (down from 15) I was not really ready to make such a commitment to these three men, as good looking as they were, so to speak. I told her I would do some research about the artist. And of course, the name now escapes me. So in my effort to find him again, I have gathered a collection of paintings from the genre that I'll now share.

BARNOIN Henri Alphonse

 nathalie hudaverdian, for a more contemporary scene
by Pascal Briba, just for fun
An amazing image, portrait of Georges Bertré

And these are the closest I have found to what I saw:

All Portraits by Lionel Floch

 Still haven't found who I'm looking for...

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hard day's work

A hard day's work
Back bending
Feet Pressing
Into the sand
or into the grooves
worn into the deck of the boat.

Drag the catch in
pull in the ropes
the nets are tangled
by the fish inside

good day or bad it ends the same
clean up
go home
Sleep deeply
if you can

tomorrow you'll be on your feet again