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Pierre Courtin
Untitled (six vignettes)

1966

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Signed lower center edge Annotated verso: “5 Juin 1966 _____ et de soleil, de et d’oseille” Image: 6 3/4 x 4 5/8" Frame: 14 1/2 x 12 3/4" Finished corner metal leaf APF frame Provenance: Theodore Shempp (1904-1988) noted private art dealer Note: “Courtin was born in 1921 in Rebréchien, a small village near Orléans in the French department of Loiret . In the years 1939 to 1942 he received training in the graphic studio of Louis Joseph Soulas (1905-1954) at the École des Beaux Arts in Orléans. In 1942 he attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and received his training there in the studio of André Lhote . In 1943, he briefly attended the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where he met Jacques Villon , with whom he worked intensively until 1951. In Paris, he had other artistic contacts, including Auguste Herbin , César Domela , Serge Poliakoff , Jean Dewasne , Antoine Pevsner and Hans Hartung . In 1945 he illustrated the books of William Faulkner . From 1946 to 1956 Courtin had some joint exhibitions with the group Jeune Gravure Contemporaine . In 1950 he became a member of the Board of Directors of the Salon de Mai in Paris and was awarded the Grand Prix National des Arts in 1971. Courtin has hosted numerous exhibitions of his works, including in the United States , Germany , Switzerland and Belgium . From 1957 to 1969 his works were represented by Heinz Berggruen in Paris. Pierre Courtin participated in documenta II in Kassel in 1959 and the Venice Biennale in 1960. His life's work includes numerous abstract paintings, graphics and illustrations of books. Pierre Courtin lived and worked in Paris.”

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Very good. Fresh colors. Two spots of glue residue verso at top.
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 14.5 in. x W 12.75 in. x D 1 in.H 36.83 cm x W 32.39 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Fairlawn, OH
  • Reference Number
    LU1405209921
  • Seller Reference Number
    FA11172
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