Barraud's career was short, peaking 1928-1933, before he died of tuberculosis. Many of his paintings shown on the Internet depict him and his wife. These seemingly personal projects make me wonder how or whether he was able to make a living as a professional artist.
His style was strongly representational, rather hard-edged, yet with a touch of the Modernist-favored simplification and distortion prevalent at the time.
Self-portrait of the artist along with his wife who might have been posing for him (note the hole at her elbow).
Again with his wife.
The two of them yet again.
The landscape paintings.
And a still life.
Two solo self-portraits.
This might be Marie again.
Marie the intriguer sealing an envelope.