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Georges Guyot (1885-1972)

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16000 EUR

Return from the hunt Important oil on canvas signed lower left and dated 1926 on the back. Exceptional antique giltwood frame. Minor restoration on the back. Dim. 98 cm X 138 cm unframed and 136 cm X 183 cm framed. This is a rare animal painting from the Art Deco period, Georges Guyot having devoted most of his work to sculpture. Wikipedia biography: Georges Lucien Guyot (born December 10, 1885 in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, died December 31, 1972 in the 18th arrondissement of Paris1,2), was a French animal artist. Georges Guyot showed artistic talent from an early age, but his parents' modest circumstances prevented him from studying art. So he apprenticed with a woodcarver. Guyot excelled at copying works from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, but soon developed an attraction for nature. This attraction led him to the Jardin des Plantes, where he could study wild animals and translate his observations into sculptures and paintings. A familiar figure in Montmartre, Georges Guyot was a guest at the Bateau-Lavoir from the time of Cubism. In 1931, he joined the Groupe des Douze, founded by François Pompon and Jane Poupelet, which brought together sculptors such as Marcel Lémar, Paul Jouve, André Margat, Jean-Claude de Saint-Marceaux, Georges Hilbert and even painter Adrienne Jouclard. After the Liberation, he was elected mayor of Neuville-sur-Oise. Very much in vogue in his day, he had to wait until 1970 for an exhibition devoted exclusively to his work. He occupied Picasso's studio at Bateau-Lavoir, where he died on the last day of 1972.

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