MARCEL MOULY

(French, 1918-2008)

NUDE IN A GREEN ROOM

Oil on Canvas

38¼ x 51¼ Inches

Signed Lower Right

Accompanied by a first-edition copy of

"Marcel Mouly: Light and Color" by Richard Hart

(238 pp; published by Art Intrinsic, 2013).

 

 The last living student of Picasso and a protégé of Fernand Leger and the sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, Marcel Mouly was a towering figure in the second generation of the School of Paris.  A friend and follower of Braque, he was also influenced by Matisse in his Fauve use of color. Mouly first exhibited in Paris in 1935, after initially studying at the French Academies and, in 1943, he had first showing of two paintings at the Salon d'Automne. His first public one-person show was in 1949 at the Libraire Bergamasque in Paris. Mouly achieved international acclaim and his works are held in the permanent collections of over twenty national museums, including the Musee Nationale d'Art Modern in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in Japan, the Museum of Geneva, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and the Los Angeles County Museum, among others.   He exhibited widely and with success and was the recipient of numerous prizes, medals and juried awards. Among his notable decorations, he was, in 1957, made a Chevalier of the Ordre des Artes et Lettres and, in 1973, was awarded the Premier Prix de Lithographie.  We are pleased to offer this substantial oil interior scene with a woman seated and, in the foreground, a table laid with an azure tablecloth, goblets, platters of food, and a gold candlestick.

 

Reference:

Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide 2009/2010 Edition, pg. 1845; E. Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs, Vol. IX, pg. 912; et al.

 

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