Original Deco Art
This French Art Deco tapestry was cross-stitched in the 1930's. It is a true period piece. Mythological scene depicting a beautiful maiden robed in blue is in a forest with stylized trees and sunset colors in the background accompanied by one white fawn and one black fawn. They stand on a mound of fantastic flowers and foliage. They appear frozen in time in a great aura of elegance. It is stretched on wood and is in excellent condition for its age. The colors are good and strong and so are the fibers. It is unframed at this time as we want to give the purchaser the chance to choose the best for their design taste. It is 32" high x 44" wide. There are some minor losses around the edges of the fabric.
Chuck Dodson (1908 – 1993) was an architect turned sculptor. He created this cast concrete bas-relief wall mounted sculpture for the Miami DuPont Plaza Hotel which was built in the 1950’s and demolished in 2005. The sculpture shows a happy couple basking in the South Florida sunshine and IS signed on the lower right corner “Dodson”. Known as one of the more colorful artists in the Miami area, he was for a time resident artist at the Grove House in Coconut Grove. He gained national prominence in the 1970’s when Playboy Magazine featured him in an article. The wall sculpture is ready to install! It is 21” square and 2” deep. $ 3900
Jerry Roth (1918 – 2008) had his first paying job as an artist in the new York Federal Arts program of the WPA at age 16. He remained as artist until his death 74 years later. Born Jerome Rothstein, at four his parents give him the middle name “Henry” and later he became Jerry Roth. His watercolor of a boxer is from the 1930’s and is signed on the lower left in pencil “Rothstein” The piece is 17 ½” tall and 11 ¾” wide. This and the other pictures by Jerry are from his widow Nettie.
This American art deco pen, ink and gouache drawing was done in 1937 by Alfredo Ocampo of 208 Pearl Street, Brooklyn, New York. It is signed, away from the image, and in pencil "A. Ocampo". The drawing shows a sleek luxury automobile in front of a very art deco building with "Automobile Show" above and "1937" below. The image is 12 3/8" x 7 ½", the paper is 14 ½" x 11 3/8". We know nothing about Ocampo except he worked at Bethlehem Steel during the war years.
A color lithograph by Francis Bernard Shields (1908 - ) for the Federal Art Project of the (FAP) of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1937. The print measures 11 ¾” high by 15 ¾ wide and is presented in a black wood frame with white mat. It is signed in pencil on the lower right “Shields”, titled in pencil on the lower center “Thought Rythms” also in pencil. On the lower left it is stamped “Federal Art Project, NYC, WPA”.
This surrealist etching is by Kurt Seligmann (1900 - 1962). This work "Oedipus & Antigone" is from 1943 and was published in an edition of 50 by Durlacher Brothers in New York. This etching was done prior to his monumental "Myth of Oedipus" series published in 1944. The etching is signed in pencil on the lower right "K Seligmann 1943" and titled on the lower left in pencil "Oedipus and Antigone" The plate is 17 ¾" by 11 7/8" and is presented in a black wooden frame 25 1/2" x 19". The print is in excellent condition and is number 101 in "Kurt Seligmann, his Graphic Work".
This surrealist etching is by Kurt Seligmann (1900 - 1962). Seligmann was anointed a surrealist by Andre Breton in 1937, escaped Nazi France in 1939 and settled in America. This work "The Slaying of Laius", is from edition of 50 examples illustrating the myth of Oedipus it was published in 1944 and has been described as "Surely his masterpiece, and one of the greatest works of surrealistic printmaking". The plate is 17 ¾" by 11 ¾" and is framed in an ebonized wood frame 28" x 22". The print is in excellent condition. It is number 104 in "Kurt Seligmann, his Graphic Work".
This etching and aquatint in colors was done in 1971 by Roberto Antonio Sebastian Matta Echaurren (1921 - 2002) known as Matta. The print titled “Fecondite” amd was issued in the portfolio “Les Pisstile et Pistile”. The print is signed in pencil on the lower left “Essai” and signed in pencil on the lower right with Matta’s cypher. It was produced in edition of 125 with 35 hors commerce. The print is number 239 in “Matta, Catalogue Raisonee de L’oeuvre Grave 1943 –1974” and is 15” x 11” . It is presented in a blond wood frame which measures 19 ½” x 14 ¼”.
This lithograph by George Braque (1882 - 1963) reprises his early cubistic work with guitars. It is from "oui" by Erik Satie Published in 1959 by P.A Benoit. The print is signed in pencil on the lower right "G. Braque" and also marked in pencil on the lower right "13/30". It is also signed in the plate. The image is pictured in "Les livres de réalisés par PAB" and in "Braque, the complete graphics". The print is presented in an ebonized wood frame which measures 15" x 17 7/8"
Raymond Bigot (1872 - 1953), French, along with Paul Jove, Jacques Nam and Henri Deleurmoz revitalized the French "Animalier" tradition. This watercolor of a stern and regal eagle is in its original macassar ebony frame which can be hung from a wall or placed on a piece of furniture. The watercolor measures 10" x 8" and the frame measures 18 1/4" x 16". PRICE 950 USD
Chuck Dodson (1908 – 1993) was an architect turned sculptor. He created this cast concrete bas-relief wall mounted sculpture for the Miami DuPont Plaza Hotel which was built in the 1950’s and demolished in 2005. The Nautical Themed sculpture shows a sailor and sailboat and IS signed on the lower right corner “Dodson”. Known as one of the more colorful artists in the Miami area, he was for a time resident artist at the Grove House in Coconut Grove. He gained national prominence in the 1970’s when Playboy Magazine featured him in an article. The wall sculpture is ready to install! It is 21” square and 2” deep.
This large American art deco oil painting depicting an underwater tropical scene was done by Earl LaPan (1908-1996). From 1934 to 1939 LaPan executed over 300 murals, paintings and ceiling designs in South Florida. He painted his murals on canvas which was then attached to the newly plastered wall of hotels like the Victor, Flamingo, and Essex. His style featured a romantic and fantastic image of South Florida in a pale pastel palette. LaPan moved back to New York in 1939 to work with Norman Bel Geddes on the World’s Fair. This painting is 36” high and 48” wide and is in its original 46” by 58” 1930’s frame.
This ca. 1937 watercolor of a woman with a smoking gun in her hand and standing over a fallen man is titled “He Done Her Wrong” and is by Jerry Roth who was, at 16, the youngest artist of the WPA. The watercolor is 17” x 10 5/8” and is signed in pencil on the lower right “Jerome Henry Roth”. Jerry Roth (1918 – 2008) was born Jerome Rothstein in the Bronx, New York. He acquired the middle name “Henry” at the age of four when he became dangerously ill with pneumonia. Jewish tradition contrived to fool the Angel of Death who would come to Earth with orders to take Jerome Rothstein. At a later date he became Jerry Roth.
Jerry Roth (1918 - 2008) joined the WPA at 16 years of age in 1934 to support his family and work on his artistic skills. Assigned to the WPA poster project, which was a service project for other WPA projects, he might be designing posters for the Public Health Department , the United States Tourist Bureau or Orson Wells' Mercury Theatre. When there was no poster work he was free to paint. He painted what he saw in New York City. This watercolor shows a man and woman dancing next to a table with a bottle on top. The watercolor is 11" x 17" and is signed in pencil on the lower right "Rothstein".
The young man in this watercolor may be a self portrait of Jerry Roth (1918 – 2008)…or possibly how he would like to have looked. Jerry, at sixteen, was the youngest artist in the WPA and he was the bread winner in the family. The gent in his tattersall and grey shirt has a cigar in his mouth, his wallet in his hand and an oversized bottle and glass on the table beside him. In the depression this would be Nirvana for a young artist. The watercolor is 17” x 11” and is singed in pencil “Rothstein”. Jerry Roth (1918 – 2008) was born Jerome Rothstein in the Bronx, New York. He acquired the middle name “Henry” at the age of four when he became dangerously ill with pneumonia. Jewish tradition contrived to fool the Angel of Death who would come to Earth with orders to take Jerome Rothstein. At a later date he became Jerry Roth.
This oil on masonite painting is by Henry Lawrence Faulkner (1924- 1981). It is titled on the back "Wildflowers". Henry loved to paint flowers. They gave him free rein to shower his paintings with color. Vincent Price, a noted art critic as well as famous actor, called Henry "America’s Foremost Colorist". The painting is signed on the lower right "Faulkner". Faulkner’s works are in the collections of the Corcoran and Philips Museums in Washington, DC, and were also in the private collections of Tennessee Williams, Berthold Brecht, C.V. Whitney, Nathan Cummings and Vincent Price, among others. The painting is in the original "old" frame used by Faulkner. The board measures 11 1/2" x 8" and the painting is 15 1/2" x 12 1/8"overall. Provenance: the collection of Ric Emmett. References: The Outrageous Life of Henry Faulkner: Portrait of an Appalachian Artist, Charles House, 1988. Originally published by the University of Tennessee Press in 1988. A paperback edition was published in 2005.
This impressionistic oil on board painting is by Douglas Lockwood (1905 - ). Titled “Moon, Sun, Tide”, it was painted in 1953 and exhibited at the Willard Gallery in New York City where Lockwood had a solo exhibition in 1954. Frank Lloyd Wright visited the exhibition and told The New York Times “A Lockwood Painting should be in every house Frank Lloyd Wright designs”. The painting was subsequently exhibited in 1958 at the Delaware Art Museum. The painting is in its original frame (which has the title in pencil on the wood back). It is 14 ¾” high x 21 ¾” wide, the frame is 7/8” wide and 2” deep.
This oil on canvas painting is by Henry Lawrence Faulkner (1924 – 1981). The painting of a headless violinist with a butterfly was done after a famous 1976 weekend party in Liberty, Kentucky which Henry attended. Linda wanted her friends to visit her but Liberty was out of the way. She said "You all would come to my funeral…" So she had a funeral, complete with rented coffin. At the beginning of the party, a butterfly landed on her shoulder and stayed there for the weekend. Henry painted butterflies in his paintings for a period after the party. The painting is 18" x 12" and is in a black frame which is 20" x 14" overall.
A leaping jungle cat springs in the center of the 1920’s French art deco hand carved wall plaque. The cat with an impossibly long tail is after a leaping gazelle…who sports impossibly long hind legs. All this takes place amid a landscape of cactus and tropical foliage. The plaque is 15” high and 23 ½” wide.
This spectacular American art deco aluminum wall plaque was designed by sculptor Rene Chambellan (1893-1955) one of the foremost practitioners of the art deco style in America. His work is in such deco architectural icons as the American Radiator Building, Chicago Tribune Building, Daily News Building and most famously in the Chanin Building. The aluminum plaque which shows, in low relief, two parakeets or lovebirds against a stylized deco ground is 12 ¼” high and 8 ¾” wide. The plaque is signed on the lower right “Rene P. Chambellan, N.Y. City.” It is also marked on the reverse “Alcoa. 43. Alloy, the US Aluminum Co., Fairfield. Conn, Patt #4406”.
This oil on board painting is by Henry Lawrence Faulkner (1924 – 1981), American. The painting of a white and pink pottery pitcher filled with Summer flowers including Tiger Lilies, Daisies, Asters and Mums is signed on the lower left “Faulkner”. Faulkner’s works are in the collections of the Corcoran and Philips Museums in Washington, DC, and were also in the private collections of Tennessee Williams, Berthold Brecht, C.V. Whitney, Nathan Cummings and Vincent Price, among others. The painting is in the original “old” frame used by Faulkner. For commissioned paintings (as opposed to work for gallery sale), one gave Henry an old frame and he painted it to fit that frame. The board measures 20” x 10” and 23 ½” x 13 ½” overall. Provenance: the Collection of Ric Emmett who purchased it directly from the artist. References: The Outrageous Life of Henry Faulkner: Portrait of an Appalachian Artist, Charles House, 1988. Originally published by the University of Tennessee Press in 1988. A paperback edition was published in 2005. Lots of information is available about Henry Faulkner on the Internet.
A large (four foot, four inches by five foot, four inches) French art deco oil on canvas painting in the style of Jean Dupas (1882 – 1964), It was created in the 1930’s and installed in the Club Social General Rodriguez in Buenos Aires, Argentina at that time. The painting graced the Club Social until its closing in the late 1980’s and was rescued before the building was demolished. The allegorical deco canvas, in Dupas’ mature style, depicts the ancient Greek tale of the Judgment of Paris. Cleaned and re-stretched, the painting is in excellent condition, ready for your choice of frame.
This French art deco painting is by Albert Wilhelm LeFebre (1873 – 1974) and is titled in German “Kamfende Kentaurn” (Centaurs after the Battle). The oil on canvas in its original frame measures ten feet across by four feet high. The painting is signed and dated on the lower center “LeFebre-Wilhelm, Paris 1912”.
This large American art deco plaster on metal sculptured plaque dates from the 1930’s and shows two deer amid stylized forest and foliage. The plaque measures 39 ½” high and is 28” wide.
This 1930’s Austrian art deco pencil drawing is a study for a monument by Heinrich-Karl Scholz (1880 - ). Scholz was well known in the first half of the 20th Century as a sculptor and his bronzes have sold at auction in Europe and America. The drawing, which depicts two helmeted nude figures, one with a sword inside an alcove with inscriptions on either side, is annotated 1:5 indicating the final sculpture would be almost five feet tall. The drawing measures 17 3/8” x 11 ¾” and is presented matted in a brown wood frame measuring 21 ½” x 17”. The drawing is signed on the lower right “H.K. Scholz 1930” and has his blindstamp on the lower left.
This lovely French art deco drawing of a coy young lady is by Louis Icart (1880 – 1950), famous for his etchings and drawings of women in the deco era. The drawing portrays a damsel in a feathery dress, masked for a ball and holding a yellow fan. It is signed on the lower left “Louis Icart”. Presented in a custom black and gold frame with a black mat, the paper measures 17” x 12 ½” and 26 ½” x 22” overall.
Louis Icart (1880 – 1950), produced this rare and striking French art deco etching titled “Song of the Sea” in 1936. The copper plate color etching with hand tinting depicts a lovely young lady seated on a rock in the ocean, wearing nothing but a straw hat while listening to a conch shell. The etching is signed on the lower right in pencil “Louis Icart” and measures 18 ¾” x 14 7/8”, presented in a silver frame measuring 34 ½” x 29 ½” overall.
A striking serigraph by Paul Cadmus (1904 – 1999) titled “Ballet Dancer”. The image of a young dancer printed in 1953 in dark grey and white on grey laid paper and is number 15 in an edition of 20. The print is signed in pencil “Cadmus” on the lower right and numbered on the lower left “15/20” in pencil. The print is No. 51 in Davenport’s Catalog Raisone of his graphic work and measures 11 5/8” x 9 ¼”.
This fun watercolor was done ca. 1937 by Works Progress Administration artist Jerry Roth . Titled "Fishing”, it shows a young man with rod and a fish on the line. Roth, at age 16, was supporting his family during the Depression by working in the WPA. It is signed “Jerome Henry Roth” in pencil on the lower left and signed and titled on the reverse mat. It measures 14 ½” x 10 ½”.
A French Art Deco Color Woodcut from the 1930s of a wallpaper design by Jules Leleu (1883-1961) The design is of floral arabesques. The print measures 12” x 9-1/4.
A French Art Deco Color Woodcut of a wallpaper design from the 1930’s by Raoul Dufy (1877-1953). The scene depicts sailors with their ladies amid exotic foliage. The print measures 12” x 9-1/4”.
A rare French Art Deco colored etching by Marcel Vertes (1865-1961). The etching shows a partially nude young girl with cat amid foliage. From a small edition of five prints; the print is signed in pencil on the lower right “Vertes” and noted on the lower right “3/5”. The etching measures 11-1/4” x 8-1/2”.
An ink wash on paper by Miguel Covarrubias (1904 – 1957), depicting Mussolini, the Italian dictator, astride a field of skulls. A sketch prepared for Vanity Fair in the late 1930’s. Signed on the upper left “Covarrubias”, measuring 10 ¾” x 8 ¼” (sight), framed, matted and measuring 13 ¾” x 11 ¼” overall.
This large magnificent hand carved French art deco wood panel is in the style of Paul Vera . Created in the 1930’s, the panel features two frolicking women and a leaping deer against geometric foliage, all against a chipped wood background. The panel measures 39 ½” x 55” (42 ½” x 58” in its black lacquer frame).
“Harvest” a large and important oil on canvas painting by André Hofer (1890 – 1973), French. This French art deco era painting shows a reclining man sampling grapes and being attended by four Rubenesque nudes. Hofer exhibited regularly at the Salon de Independents from 1912 on but earned his fame illustrating works by Kipling, Pearl Buck, Baudelaire, Balzac, Anatol France, Goethe, Victor Hugo and Oscar Wilde among others. The painting which is 77” high and 97” wide is signed and dated on the lower right “André Hofer 1924”.
This pen & ink drawing on paper was done during the 1930’s by New York WPA artist Jerry Roth. Roth was, at the age of 16, the youngest artist at the WPA. A very strong and playful image of a man leaning over to look at fish and maybe catch a few to eat. The image measures 15 ½” x 10 ½”. It is signed on the right center “Jerome Henry Roth”. Titled “Man and Fish” and signed “Jerome Henry Roth” on the reverse mat.
This pen & ink drawing on paper was done during the 1930’s by New York WPA artist Jerry Roth (1918 – 2008). Jerry was born Jerome Henry Rothstein and at age 16 was the youngest artist in the Works Projects Administration designing posters for tourism and culture, many owned by the Library of Congress. A pensive gentleman sits on a park bench (could it be Central Park?). The watercolor is 16 ½” x 11 ½” and is signed in pencil “Rothstein” on the lower right and titled and signed “Jerome Henry Roth” on the reverse mat.
This painting, "Symphony #5" was reproduced on album cover LSC 2271 and was executed by Joseph Hirsch (1910 - 1981), American. Joseph was a Guggenheim fellowship artist (1942 -1943) and a winner of the Carnegie Prize in 1968. Measures 14" x 14".
An important 1930s oil on canvas painting by Armando R. Maribona y Pujol (1894 - 1964), Cuban, titled "Habana", showing an impressionistic view of the city of Habana in bright afternoon sun. Maribona studied at the Academia de San Alejandro in Havana, the National Academy of Design in New York, and the Acadamie de La Grand Chaumiere in Paris. He exhibited in New York, Paris and Havana and was awarded a gold medal at the 1930 Seville Exhibition. The painting measures 24" x 35" and is signed on the upper left.
This oil on board painting by Felipe Orlando Garcia (1911 - ?), Cuban, is titled "Hepzibah". The painting dates from the 1950s and is from the Ann Jacobs Collection. Measuring 28" x 14", the painting is signed on the lower right and is presented in its original frame.
A fine large fresh painting by Denman Fink (1880 - 1956) American, showing a tropical scene in which a lovely lady sits in a tree with a monkey while egrets and flamigoes wade in water hyacynth filled waters. Denman Fink was an architect and painter who illustrated many books and was commissioned to do illustrations for Harpers, Scribner's, Century and the Saturday Evening Post magazines. He was a WPA muralist with murals in the Lake Wales, Florida, Post Office and the Miami-Dade County Courthouse also in Florida for the WPA. He also painted murals in the Coral Gables, Florida city hall and the Federal Court Building in Miami, Florida. This oil on board painting from the 1930's measures 33" x 54" and is signed on the lower left "Denman Fink".
An American oil on canvas painting by Donald DeLue (1897 – 1988) titled “Mermaids of the Sea”, dated “1939” and signed on the lower right. DeLue was an important figural sculptor who worked in the WPA and received many awards and commissions in his lifetime. The painting, which is in his heroic style, features three nude damsels and one man. Stars and fish in gold stand out against a pastel background. The painting measures 36” x 40” and is presented in a black and silver frame. The painting is stylistically related to a drawing reproduced on page 34 of D. Roger Howlett’s book The Sculpture of Donald DeLue, Gods, Prophets and Heroes.
A Depression Era oil painting on board by Harry Gottlieb (1895-1993), USA. Gottlieb emigrated from Bucharest in 1908, moved to New York in 1918 and became a Social Realist Painter. He worked for the Fine Arts Project of the WPA from 1935-1940. His work is in the Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Modern Art and others. This painting of a working man's shoes dates from the 1930s and measures 21" x 17". It's presented in a wood frame with pewter filet.
This painting by Charles Felix Gir (French 1883 - 1941) is a large oil on board showing a ballet duo, she is holding her mask and together under the lights, they dance on. The painting measures 26" x 37" and is in a silver leaf frame.
Swept up in the spotlights the couple in this oil on canvas painting by Charles Felix Gir (French 1883 – 1941), dances with abandon, he is still wearing his mask and she is holding hers in her right hand. Gir was famous for his paintings and posters for the theatre. He was also known for his elegant illustrations for literary collections such as Rostand's "Le Chantecler". The canvas is signed "Ch Gir" and measures 22" x 18". It is presented in a silver leaf frame measuring 28" x 25".
This pastel on board by Charles Felix Gir (French 1883 – 1941) shows a dancer holding bouquets of flowers in each hand, probably thrown on stage by an appreciative audience. The pastel measures 32" x 17" and is presented in a silver leaf frame with linen mat. It is signed "Ch Gir".
A wonderful pastel on paper by Charles Felix Gir (French 1883 – 1941). The dancer floats and the movement of her dress is caught in the simple but sure strokes of the master's hand. The Pissarro Museum in Pontoise held a retrospective of his work in 1933 titled "Charles Gir et le Monde du Theatre". The work is signed "Ch Gir" and measures 22" x 19".
This oil on board by Charles Felix Gir (French 1883 – 1941) shows a dancer holding bouquets of flowers in each hand, probably thrown on stage by an appreciative audience. The oil measures 32" x 17" and is presented in a silver leaf frame with linen mat. It is signed "Ch Gir".
Charles Felix Gir (French 1883 – 1941) loved the opera, attending an opera every day for 20 years and this lovely pastel on paper shows that love. The lady holds a bouquet of roses while her partner prepares to lift her. Stage curtains in the upper left and set decorations on the right complete the scene. The pastel measures 21" x 16". Take a closer look...
This oil on canvas painting by Charles Felix Gir (French 1883 – 1941) titled “La Ballerine et l'Arlequin" shows the dancers against a green curtain. The painting measures 18" x 25 ½" and is in a gold leaf frame.
This oil on canvas painting of dancing nymphs is from a series Blandon Reed Campbell (American 1872 - 1969) produced in the 1930's. Campbell studied in Paris with Laurens and Constant at the Academie Julien and later with Whistler. He was a prize winning artist in venues ranging from the Paris Salon in 1899 through numerous exhibitions ending in 1949. His work hangs in the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian Institute and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This joyous painting measures 18" x 36" and is presented in a silver leaf frame.
This stylish Parisian lady adjusting her gloves is by Jean-Gabriel Domergue (French 1889 - 1962). An oil on board, the painting measures 10 ¼" x 8 ¼" and is in its period gold leaf frame.
An original textile design executed in gouache by George Harrell, Harrell Studios, New York. Ca. 1939. Measures 17 ½ x 23 ¼. Framed. Stamped with the studio stamp in the reverse and initialed "GH 3118". From the Estate of George Harrell.
A very striking oil on board by Jean-Gabriel Domergue (French 1889 - 1962). Domergue first learned painting from Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and later under Adler and Humbert. He first exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais in 1906, in 1908 he received an Honorable Mention and in 1920 the Gold Medal. Domergue painted Europe's fashionable women including Gina Lollobrigida, Brigitee Bardot and Mylene Demongeur. This portrait measures 21" x 17 ½" and is in a silver leaf frame.
This charming watercolor was done during the 1930's by WPA artist Jerry Roth. Titled "Cocktail Couple," it shows a dashing young man and a very Picasso-esque woman at a bar with two glasses of bubbling champagne. We have several drawings from Roth from this period. It measures 14.25" high X 10.5" wide.
This four panel hand-painted screen by Robert Lee Eskridge was done in 1935 for a Palm Beach mansion. It depicts a south seas native making poi. The screen measures 90" high X 72" wide and is signed and dated by Eskridge.
Executed in the late 1920's by the French Master Henri Deluermoz, this painting of Europa and the Bull measures 52" x 77". Deluermoz (1876-1943) along with Paul Jouve revitalized the animalier tradition in the 20th.Century. This painting is pictured in Victor Arwas' book Art Deco
A hauntingly beautiful, original stage design by Rolph Scarlett in full color. Executed in wax crayon and wash on paper, this design measures 12 1/2" x 18 1/2", is in excellent condition and is nicely framed.
Three deer pause at a pond among deco foliage in this French 1930's tapestry. Hand crafted in autumnal colors, these deer are surrounded by a simple mahogany frame that measures 60" x 37".
This oil on canvas by Edouard Chimot (1890 - 1959), French, portrays a young French woman in a Matisse-like setting with special attention to the print fabric and folds of the linen. Chimot illustrated "L'enfer" by Barbusse, "Le Spleen de Paris" by Beaudelaire and books by Bandu, Cuel, Isarlov, Louys, Magree, Maourois, Pantorni and Tinian. The painting measures 31 1/2" x 51" and is signed "Chimot" on the lower left.
A superbly painted oil on canvas by Edouard Chimot (1890 - 1959), French. Chimot was known for his illustrations and etchings and for his wonderful depictions of the female body. This painting measures 29" x 40" and is signed "Chimot" on the lower left.
This is Georges LePape's (1887 -1971), French, most famous image and one of the art deco era's most striking. Titled "Le Miroir Rouge" the image is found in many Art Deco books and became the cover of one. It was published in "Feuillets d'Art" in 1919 and has become a symbol of the era but an original is very rare. The image measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" and the frame is 17" x 14 1/2".
This is an original costume study gouache by Charles Gesmar (1900 - 1928), French, for the stage show "L'Americain". It is signed in pencil "C. Gesmar". The image measures 16" x 11" in a silver leaf frame measuring 27 1/2" x 22".
A lovely finished piece in watercolor by Charles Gesmar (1900 - 1928), French. In Gesmar's tragically short life he became Mistinguett's personal artist, doing many posters for her as well as costume and stage designs and portraits over a period of 10 years. Here she peeks out from behind a stage curtain in one of her fantastic costumes. The image measures 10 1/4" x 7 1/4" in a silver leaf frame measuring 20 1/2" x 18". Signed "C. Gesmar 23".
This large art deco oval oil on board painting is by Louis-Georges Dumouchel, who was born in Havre, France in the late 19th Century. By 1919 he was exhibiting at the Salon des Independents and at the Salon D'Automne. He specialized in portraits, landscapes and animal figures. The painting is signed "L. Dumouchel 1920" and measures 46" x 62 1/2" and is presented in its original oval frame, freshly black lacquered.
This is a hauntingly beautiful painting by Jean-Dominique van Caulaert (1879 – 1979), French, showing a woman with a young boy and a unicorn. Van Caulaert was a favorite painter of the French art deco period. Starting in 1933, he began painting personalities and show business stars of Paris including Edith Piaf, Tino Rossi, Mistinguett, Rena Kaetty and Nita Rahia. Signed "J.D. VanCaulaert, XXXIX", the painting measures 31 ½" x 25 ¾".