Gromaire, Marcel: Paris – SOLD


A colourful original poster promoting the mid-century delights of Paris, sponsored by L’Office du Tourisme de France and commemorating La Fete Nationale, July 14th. Printed at Mourlot by master lithographer Henri Deschamps, signed and dated in the print as part of the original 1956 painting by Marcel Gromaire, unframed.

Artist: Marcel Gromaire, (1892-1971)

Title and date: Paris, 1956, issued in 1964

Size: 97.0 x 61.0 cms.

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Artist description:

Gromaire was a French social realist artist, he received a Baccalauréat in Law in 1909, a career path he quickly abandoned. He spent the next six years in the army and was wounded in 1916 at the Battle of the Somme. He returned to Paris and worked in a studio developing his technique. He was quickly recognised by galleries and museums and Matisse exhibited his work at the inauguration of his New York gallery in 1931. In 1933, a retrospective established the importance of his work and in 1937, it was exhibited at the Paris Exposition Internationale.

From 1939 to 1944, he lived in Aubusson, Creuse, and took part in the renewal of the tapestry movement with Jean Lurcat. He was a professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs from 1950 until 1962; in 1954, he was made commander of the Légion d’Honneur and in 1958,awarded the Grand Prix National des Arts. From 1947 to 1956, he exhibited at the Galerie Louis Carré in Paris and in 1963, a retrospective was held at the Musée National d’Art Moderne.