Watercolor by Marcel Vertès (1895-1961) owned by the New York art dealer Phyllis Lucas, co-owner with her husband Sidney Z. Lucas of the Phyllis Lucas Gallery / Old Print Center, whose relationship with Vertès began in the early 1940s and
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Marcel Vertès
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c. 1950


Watercolor by Marcel Vertès (1895-1961) owned by the New York art dealer Phyllis Lucas, co-owner with her husband Sidney Z. Lucas of the Phyllis Lucas Gallery / Old Print Center, whose relationship with Vertès began in the early 1940s and continued up to his death in 1961. This unsigned work was gifted by Vertès to my parents and hung in my mother's dressing room over 40 years. Framed with a 3 1/2 inch wide silk mat. Outside frame size: 30.50 x 24 inches. --Michael Lucas, Directer Phyllis Lucas Gallery / Old Print Center Vertès was a well-known Hungarian-French-American artist, also known and acclaimed as a stage and costume designer and noted illustrator. He won two Academy Awards (Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design) for his work on the 1952 film Moulin Rouge and was responsible for the original murals in the Café Carlyle in the Carlyle Hotel in New York City.


  • Artist
    Marcel Vertès (1895 - 1961, Hungarian-French)
  • Creation Year
    c. 1950
  • Medium
  • Dimensions
    H 20.50 in. x W 14 in.H 52.07 cm x W 35.56 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
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