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Jean Piaubert (1900-2002)

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5500 EUR

Presence, 1965 Oil, sand and gravel on panel. Signed lower right. Dim. H: 60 cm x W: 150 cm Provenance * Sale by Me Lombrail-Teucquam, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 30 ianvier 2001, n°131. * Collection of Monsieur L., Haute-Savoie. Acquired during the latter. Exhibitions: * Théâtre Maison de la Culture, Caen, April 1 - 30, 1967. * Mitsukoshi, Tokyo, March 1970. * Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Bordeaux, March 10 - April 10 1972. * Galerie Albert Verbeke, Paris, October 24 - November 24, 1974. * Ateliers du Grand Hornu, December 17, 1977 - February 5 1978. - Château-Musée, Cagnes-sur-Mer, May 6 - June 10 1978. This work is registered in the cataloque raisonné of the artist's work, currently being prepared by Mr. Hubert Thiery, under n°1965-046C. Biography: Born in 1900, Jean Piaubert began painting at the age of 18 and entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux. He began working in a theater set design studio before moving to Paris. Despite the difficult early years, when he entered the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and several workshops in Montparnasse, Paul Poiret spotted him and commissioned several works. During this period, he met Othon Friesz, Raoul Dufy and André Derain. Through their contact, his painting moved away from an overly classical genre to a more colorful style. In the '30s, he abandoned figuration to achieve total abstraction by 1945. He exhibited at the Galerie Creuze and became a major artist on the scene, so much so that the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris commissioned a painting from him. He represented France at the Sao Paulo Biennial and took part in various international exhibitions. Awarded numerous medals throughout his career, his works are now on show in major private and public collections, including the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York; Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Musée Royale, Brussels; Cologne; Copenhagen; Le Havre; Luxembourg; National Museum of Modern Art, Rome; Santiago; Strasbourg; Turin; Wupperthal.

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