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Jean Carzou Color Lithograph "La voie ferrée" From "L'Apocalypse," 1957

Item Details

Jean Carzou (France/Syria, 1907 – 2000)
La voie ferrée (The Railway), 1957
Color lithograph on paper
Unsigned
Pulled from Carzou: L’Apocalypse by Robert Rey, 1957
Published by André Sauret, Monte Carlo
Printed by Imprimerie Nationale with Mourlot Frères
Attribution label to the verso of frame

Born Karnik Zouloumian in 1907 in Ottoman-ruled Syria to an Armenian family, Jean Carzou was a highly respected artist, illustrator, and theatrical designer of the 20th century. After initially relocating to study at the Paris School of Architecture in 1924, Carzou began a prolific and eclectic artistic career that included work as a street artist and newspaper caricaturist, an illustrator for some of the most significant novelists of the day such as Ernest Hemingway and Albert Camus, a muralist of cathedrals and ocean liners, and a costume and set designer for the Opéra de Paris, amongst many other notable accomplishments. Though he embraced and was embraced by his adopted country of France, Carzou cared deeply for his Armenian heritage and was a lifelong activist for his people and their struggles. Following his death in the year 2000, Carzou’s artwork has been collections in numerous prestigious institutions across the planet, including the Art Institute of Chicago, St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum, and multiple museums dedicated solely to his work.

  • Item not examined outside of mounting

Condition

- light flecks of loose debris present between the mat and the covering of frame; negligible scuffs to frame.

Dimensions

17.5" W x 21.5" H x 0.75" D

- measurements of frame; visible image measures 9.25" W x 12.0" H.

Item #

ITMGC36686

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