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Homework In The Garden, Ca 1930 Woman Artist French Modernist Oil On Canvas


£640 | $814 USD | €729 EUR
Item Number: SA1034266
Date of manufacture: 1930
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Skippings Fine Arts
This antique has been viewed 50 times in the past month with the most views from Russia.


Woman painters of the early 20th Century often had fascinating lives. By definition, were fearless, unconventional, adventurous. They needed to be, to carve out their place in a still male-dominated world. Alice Kohn (born 1902), the artist who painting this beautifully coloured domestic scene
is a case in point.
Born into a provincial middle class Jewish family, Alice painted and exhibited while moonlighting as an actress and singer on stage and on the radio, modelled for Picasso and fought undercover in the Resistance durning WW2!
Alice initially studied with fellow woman artist Madeleine Plantais before enrolling at the École des Beaux-Arts from Lyon. She exhibited as early as 1926 at the Salon de Sud Est as well as at the Galerie Pouillé-Lecoutre and Galerie des Archers.
She became friends with René Dumas, Pierre Pelloux, Antoine Chartres, and Henri Vieilly with whom she created the group “Les Nouveaux”: the New Ones!
“Les Nouveaux” first exhibited together in 1931 at the Saint-Pierre gallery. Critics greatly praised Kohn’s works shown at the 1931 Salon d’Automne in Paris as well as the Salon du Sud Est. The Galerie Saint-Pierre in Lyon organised her first solo exhibition in 1933.
In 1936 Kohn met Pierre Bonnard and Fujita. She became friends with the artist Salvado who was Picasso’s model for his painting “l’Arlequin.” Kohn also modelled for Picasso. In 1941 she exhibited at “Galerie Roger” in Lyon.
For undercover operations in the French Resistance, Alice changed her name to “Marie-Claude” and worked as the secretary for the Regional State Major of Combat.
The present painting by Alice Kohn dates from circa 1932. It is unsigned and came from an estate close to the artist where we acquired a number of works by Alice. Its authenticity is guaranteed unconditionally, and a Certificate of Authenticity can be issued.
An oil on canvas measuring 46 x 55 cm, the overall framed size of the picture is 53 x 62 cm.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1930.


Height = 46 cm (18.1")
Width = 55 cm (21.7")
Depth = 1 cm (0.4")

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