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french antique surrealist jeanclaude fourneau circle of andr breton dated 1932 rare fine ink drawings 2 in one frame

French antique surrealist Jean-Claude Fourneau circle of André Breton dated 1932 rare fine ink drawings (2) in one frame

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Sold by: Skippings Fine Arts


Jean-Claude Fourneau (1907 – 1981) was a French painter close to the surrealist movement.
Draughtsman and painter imbued with classicism and surrealism, Jean-Claude Fourneau was first noticed at his show at the Jeanne Castel Gallery by André Salmon in 1932.
He appears on a photograph of surrealist artists gathered at the Café Cyrano, and André Breton mentions him as being part of the group. André Breton was a great influence on Fourneau, for whom he had a lot of affection, and confirmed the influence of surrealism in its literary and artistic form in his work.
Claude Roger-Marx sees Fourneau's use of drawing as a medium and appreciates their detail: "The detail in Jean-Claude Fourneau's drawings gives us a sense of the infinite (...) Fascinating in the power and sensitivity that every stroke of his brush conveys." The critic quotes the artist himself: "I cannot conceive of a man painting who has no culture. I do not distinguish between painting and poetry, they both strive more description


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1930.


Height = 15 cm (6")
Width = 13 cm (5")
Depth = 1 cm (1")

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