Othon Friesz (1879-1949) (after)
NAME: Paysage à La Ciotat (1905)
ENGLISH NAME: Landscape in La Ciotat (a commune in France)
MEDIUM: Color lithograph
SIGNATURE: Signed in the plate
This album, Fauves, the seventh in a series devoted to the collection of Mr. Pierre Levy, was done by Michael Hoog. Limited edition printed in 1000 copies on Arches vellum, completed to print in 1972 by Mourlot for reproductions of the canvas of Kees van Dongen.
Fernand Mourlot, Paris 1972.
IMAGE is ACTUAL WORK
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Possible browning of arches paper due to age, but image is in excellent condition.
Achille-Émile Othon Friesz (1879 – 1949) (known as Othon Friesz) a French artist was born in Le Havre. It was at Lycée that he met Raoul Dufy who would become his lifelong friend. They were both at the Le Havre School of Fine Arts from 1895-96 and then went to Paris together. It was in Paris that Friesz met Matisse, Marquet and Rouault. Because of his association, he too became a Fauvist and exhibiting with the group in 1907. In the years following, Friesz realized that his roots were in the past and he opened a studio in 1912 and taught there until 1914 and the war broke out. He would join the army and stay until the end of the war. He returned after the war to Paris and remained there until he passed in 1949.
During his later time in Paris, he returned to his love for the past styles he had learned from Charles Lhuillier a former teacher and was influenced by Poussin, Chardin and Corot. He painted landscapes, still lifes and figures.