La Chouette by Gabriel Paris

La Chouette by Gabriel Paris

La Chouette

Gabriel Paris

Title

La Chouette

 
Artist
Year
1961  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
14 1/2 x 21 3/4" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
epreuve d'artiste (artist's proof) aside from the published editon of 175 
Annotations
pencil dated and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
sturdy buff wove 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21378 
Price
$350.00 
Description

French artist Gabriel Paris was from a military family but was interested in art and poetry, and studied architecture at the Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was admitted to the advanced classes at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques in Paris and he graduated as a Set Designer when he was 25.

He did this colorful lithograph of an owl in 1961, when he was 37, while still working as a set designer and book illustrator. The composition incorporates many of the influences from painters such as Seurat, Bonnard and Desnoyeras well as from Surrealism and Impressionism and the School of Paris artists.

Gabriel Paris left behind an extraordinary body of work, consisting of 1800 engravings, a dozen artist’s book and almost fifty paintings.