Lot #21117

Street By Gregoire Michonze

estimate: $1300 - $1600

starting price: $1000

closing price: $1000

Description: Signed and dated on lower right corner
technique: Oil on masonite
description: Signed and dated on lower right corner
Dimension: 14.5 x 36 cm
condition: Good
provenance: Estate of Hadassa Klachkin, Tel Aviv
biography

Michonze was one of the prominent members of humanistic branch of the 'Ecole de Paris' Movement, who believed that the figure should be the major subject of art and opposed the abstract movements. He was born in Romania in 192. He moved to Paris in 1922. In 1924 he moved in the circles of the surrealist poets and painters but never adopted their artistic views. His paintings are riddles, in his imagination he painted the figures of folk tails and parables, but often their real meaning remains uncertain to the viewer. He died in Paris in 1982.(The Jewish Art, Cecil Roth (Ed.), Masada Tel-Aviv, p.6).