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Jacques Germain
Abstraction

circa 1960

$2,731.74

About

Jacques Germain (1915-2001) is a pupil of the Modern Academy, directed by Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant, when Blaise Cendrars and Fernand Léger, in 1931, advise his parents to send him to the Bauhaus. He arrived in Dessau in October 1931, the only French student to study at the Bauhaus as a pupil of Kandinsky. Then he goes to Frankfurt, where he follows the courses of the constructivist painter Willi Baumeister. With the arrival of the Nazis in power, he returned to Paris and worked in advertising design. In September 1936, Jacques Germain completed his military service, the war broke out a few years later, the artist was taken prisoner and remained in captivity for three years. When he returned to France, he devoted himself mainly to painting. In 1949, he made his first solo show in Paris. He also exhibits alongside Arp, Bryen, Fautrier, Hartung, Mathieu, Picabia, etc. He was an intimate friend of Antonin Artaud. Germain was represented by various galleries, including the gallery Maeght in 1951, the gallery Kriegel (61, 65, 69), the gallery Pierre Loeb (1953), the gallery Jacques Massol, the gallery Dina Vierny (1961), the gallery Arnoux , Barbier-Beltz Gallery (1985 to 1997). In 1997 a major retrospective was organized at the Cordeliers Convent in Paris and died in 2001. Some of his works are in a public collection, in the French National Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, the Museum of Oslo, the Museum of Fine Arts in Lille, the Museum of Bergen , Bremen, and Lausanne. This drawing is representative of his way of painting, perfect abstraction, nervous and rythmical, where the hole is important. Beautifull technic , ink on paper with a brush. Drawing dimension without the frame: 48 cm height, 58.5 cm width.

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  • Creation Year
    circa 1960
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.38 in. (67 cm)Width: 30.12 in. (76.5 cm)Depth: 0.79 in. (2 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    La Ferrière sur Risle, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU116114389362

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