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The artist: Julien Outin, a painter and printmaker, was born in the picturesque village of Landernau in the department of Finistère in Brittany. He went to study in Paris as a young man and lived and worked there for the rest of his life. His work was included in the 1992 exhibition at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. His work is also in the permanent collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale.
After the Second World War, Outin was part of a circle of young artists, many American, including Ellsworth Kelly (b.1923) and Avel de Knight (1921-1995), who were in Paris studying under the G.I. Bill. His long-time companion was the American composer of contemporary classical music, Eugene Kurtz (1923-2006).
The piece: Watercolor and pen & ink collage. Signed, lower right: “J. Outin 1984.” Provenance: Private collection, Paris. In a handcrafted frame from RG Les Cadres Gault, Paris. Framed with Museum Glass and all acid-free materials. Framed: 14 inches x 12 inches.
Unframed: 10 inches x 7 inches.
The artist: Derek Fowler, born in London, was a precocious artist who exhibited at the prestigious New Burlington Galleries in London before his twentieth birthday. While serving in the British army, Fowler produced beautiful drawings of everyday life in the army, drawings which capture the poignancy and immediacy of quiet moments in barracks, camps, and clubs.
After the war, Fowler attended the Royal College of Art from which he graduated in 1949. An important career as a portrait painter followed, his sitters including such eminent figures as Prime Minister Clement Atlee and Chancellor of the Exchequer Selwyn Lloyd. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1951, and also participated in exhibitions of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Society of British Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, and the national society. Fowler was a gifted teacher and for over twenty years was Head of Art for the City of London School. After his death in 1990, a memorial exhibition of his work was held at the Mall Galleries in London.
The piece: Pencil drawing of a British Soldier, one of a series that the artist did during the Second World War. Framed using Museum Glass and all acid-free materials. Framed: 13 inches x 11 inches. Unframed: 9 inches x 6 inches.
The artist: In a career that spanned more than 60 years, Alfred Blyth captured the growth of a Canadian city and its people through his camera lens and was one of Alberta’s most acclaimed photographers. He built a reputation by taking images that not only told history–they made it. Blyth was born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1901, the youngest of a family of eight – five brothers and three sisters. He moved to Edmonton in Alberta, Canada in 1913 with his widowed mother and brothers and sisters. One day in 1916, he set up his camera in front of his house and triggered the shutter, triggering a tradition of photos taken from that very spot that continued until 1972. By the 1930s, he was known as Edmonton’s leading photographer.
The piece: Hand tinted silver print. Unframed: 20 inches x 26 inches.
The artist: French artist and engraver, Felix Augustin Milius (1843-1894), recreated the marine painting by Dutch artist, Willem van de Velde, (1633-1707). This etching by Milius was exhibited at the “Cent Chefs d’Oeuvre” or “Hundred Masterpieces of Work”, an exhibition held June 12, 1883 in the Gallery of Georges Petit, Paris.
The piece: An original unframed etching by Milius after Willem van de Velde (1633-1707), 1883. Image size: 6.5 inches x 9 inches. Sheet size: 12.5 inches x 17.5 inches. Signed Felix Augustin Milius in plate below image. Limited edition of 600.
The artist: New Jersey artist Leo Dee’s use of silverpoint (metal point) drawing was inspired by Joseph Stella, whose works he was exposed to in the late 1950’s at a gallery that represented both himself and Stella. Silverpoint is an extremely difficult and unforgiving medium to master, but Dee clearly demonstrates his artistic proficiency with the technique in “Musician”.
The piece: An original, exhibited silverpoint drawing of a highly abstracted musician by Leo Dee, signed in pencil, titled ‘Musician’, and dated 1964. Framed: 21¼ inches x 14½ inches. Unframed: 16¼ inches x 10½ inches.
The artist: Marie Paulette Lagosse was an artist who worked in Paris in the middle of the 20th century. After the Second World War, she worked as an illustrator for a number of important Parisian magazines, including L’Equipe, Paris-Presse, and the Journal de Paris. 1921-1996
Lagosse frequented aristocratic circles in post-war Paris and was in demand as a painter of pet portraits, receiving commissions from the Princess Amédée de Broglie, Nathalie de Noailles, the Prince Murat, and many others. She also worked for a number of haut-couture houses, including Hermès and Bianchini-Ferier, where she designed high style fabrics and scarves.
The piece: Watercolor and pen and ink on yellow paper. Signed, lower right: “Paulette Lagosse.” Framed: 18½ inches x 25 inches. Unframed: 11¾ inches x 16½ inches.
The artist: French artist Bernard Lorjou was an Expressionist painter and a founding member of the anti-abstract art Group “L’homme Témoin.” Lorjou is known for the power of his images and the rich precision of his use of vibrant color. His works are exhibited widely throughout the world, namely in France, the United States, and in Japan.
The piece: Vibrant lithograph (#36/75) by Lorjou in original French gilt frame. “Antinea 59” designation at bottom of lithograph. Acquired at the Drouot Auction, Paris. Framed: 31 inches x 25 inches. Unframed: 26 inches x 18 inches.
The artist: Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was a Jewish Romanian-born American cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his work for The New Yorker, most notably View of the World from 9th Avenue. He described himself as “a writer who draws.”
The piece: This is an original lithograph by Saul Steinberg for an exhibition at the Galerie Maeght in Paris, dated 1951 (Signed in the Plate). “Derrière le Miroir” was a very sophisticated art journal published by French art dealer, Aime Maeght from 1956 – 1982. Over its timeline, it published approximately 250 issues. Galerie Maeght opened in Paris in 1945 and exhibited the work of many of the most distinguished contemporary artists of the time- including Matisse, Braque, Léger, Steinberg, Chagall, Bram, Miró, Kandinsky, Giacometti, Calder, Derain and Bonnard as well as many others. Our Derrière le Miroir collection are the original lithographs from those publications and are all museum matted (acid-free) to protect them from any damage or foxing. The image is 11″ x 15″ and matted measures 16″ x 20″ and are ready to be framed.
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