Sunday, March 29, 2015

14 works by Louis Icart, with footnotes

Louis Icart Title: Charm of Montmartre Year: 1932 Medium: Original working proof etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: Rare working proof aside from the limited edition Size: 20 1/2" x 13 3/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Laurent Justin , born in 1888 in Toulouse and died in 1950 in Paris, is a painter, engraver and illustrator.

Louis Icart Title: Musetta Year: 1927 Medium: Original copperplate etching on paper with hand watercolor Edition: From the limited edition Size: 23 1/2"x 17" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil COA provided

Impressed by its designer, his aunt made the move to Paris: she showed his work to the House Valmont, milliner to the Belle Époque . Louis Icart was then introduced in the illustration media for the fashion press. He drew for periodic Theatrical Reviews and for home catalogs and couture.


Louis Icart  Title: Favorite Year: 1936 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 15 1/4" x 15 1/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Title: Dear Friends Year: 1929 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 22 1/2" x 15" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Trained in carving, he presented his original works to the Salon comedians. His portraits of women, Parisian, began to appeal to the public.

Louis Icart Title: Clipped Wings Year: 1922 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 15 1/2" x 11 1/2" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

He was a pilot during the First World War. He flew in several air missions, but did not stop drawing.

Louis Icart Title: Miss California Year: 1927 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 21" x 16 3/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

In 1920, he exhibited at the gallery Simonson in Paris, then in 1922 in New York's Belmaison gallery, where he exhibited more than thirty paintings in the Art Deco style. Following this exhibition, his prints experience some success in America, until 1932.

Louis Icart Title: Blue Macaw Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 18 3/4" x 13" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

His work includes over five hundred engravings. He also participated in the illustration of thirty books, including a number of erotic illustrations.

Louis Icart Title: Cigarette Memories Year: 1931 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 15" x 18 1/2" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

During the Occupation , he composed an engraved series called Exodus

Louis Icart Title: Springtime Year: 1924 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 19 1/2" x 15 3/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

His work was forgotten after the war, but aroused new interest when, in 1970 , part of his first paintings were found in the attic of an art school

Louis Icart Title: Bubbles Year: 1930 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 18" x 13 1/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

His works were first exhibited in North America in 1945 and he subsequently achieved even greater success in his last years. More on Louis Icart

Louis Icart Title: Favorite Year: 1921 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 19 1/4" x 14 3/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Title: Eve Year: 1928 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 14" x 20" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Louis Icart  Title: Green Robe Year: 1924 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 13 1/2" x 17" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Louis Icart Title: Forsythia Year: 1926 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 18 1/4" x 14 1/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil 

Louis Icart  Title: Blue Bonnet Year: 1928 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 16" x 12" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil

Louis Icart Title: Preferred One Year: 1925 Medium: Original drypoint etching with hand watercolor on paper Edition: From the limited edition Size: 15 3/4" x 19 1/4" Signature: Hand signed by the artist in pencil




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