Jean Lurçat (1892 - 1966) | Nu Fond Vert (Green Nude)

Oil on panel
Circa: 1930
Size: 13 1/4” x 9 1/2” / 35cm x 24cm
A beautiful, small early work by French artist Jean Lurçat. Before Jean Lurçat was known as the artist that reinvented the art of the French tapestry he was a successful painter. Lurçat abandoned oil painting in 1933. This work was shown at the highly influential Valentine Gallery in 1930 at a solo exhibition for the artist.

His biographer, Gerard Denizeau wrote, "To Lurçat tapestry and painting were two planets whose orbits might intersect but never merge. He attached great importance to the nature of his materials, choosing watercolor to express the dreamlike (1917 to 1920), oil for his 'major' paintings (1925 to 1931), and gouache for the work of his twilight painting years."

Exhibited: New York, Valentine Gallery, Recent Works of Jean Lurçat, Nov. 1930, no. 15; Philadelphia, Galerie Crillon, Jean Lurçat , Jan 10-24, 1931, no. 9.

Literature: Fonds Étienne Bignou, no. 1831; G. Denizeau, Jean Lurçat: Monograph and Catalogue Raisonné, 1910-1965, Lausanne, 1998, no. 1930-64


Condition: Excellent floated in a gold gilt frame.

Price: $18,000.00