This is a different kind of critter one of those artistic types. My lack of knowledge of art is only surpassed by my lack of knowledge of fashion. I bought this painting over 30 years ago at a garage sale. I was looking for pictures frames. This picture was among the frames leaned against a cabinet, was and still is dirty and the only oil painting in the garage. It caught my eye for several reasons. It was a night scene, multiply techniques were used and I thought maybe it was done for STAX studios( I know stop laughing). It looked like something done by a trained artist. Until the last couple of years I still thought it was related to STAX in some way. Finally I decided maybe it wasn't and searched a variety of combinations. S. Tax. S.Fax S.T.Ax etc. When I finally hit on Sfax I then thought maybe it was of the port in Tunsia because there was nothing about the artist at that time. After finding this Info I didn't feel so bad.
Dominique Ernandes Sfax also know as Raymond Dominique ERNANDES (1920-2007) There are 6 maybe 10 pieces that have been sold.
This looks like it might be New York City.
I have done some searching for this artist
I found some information From Galerie Drouart he was in the catalogue New Realities(Realites Nouvelles), 1946-1955. Some French contemporaries were Yves Klien and Jean Dubuffet. He participated in the 1946(maybe 1948) Salon Des Realites in Paris. He worked as an architect and designer in Italy and returned to France in 1994 living in Nice.
here is a link to images of some of his other works.
any additional information would be appreciated or places to search.