Skip to main content
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro
The Green Woodpecker by Georges Manzana Pissarro - Animal stencil

circa 1920

About the Item

*UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE The Green Woodpecker by Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871-1961) Pochoir 31 x 47 cm (12 ¹/₄ x 18 ¹/₂ inches) Signed with Estate stamp and numbered lower left Provenance Private collection, France Artist biography Like all second-generation Pissarro artists, Georges Henri ‘Manzana’ Pissarro initially worked under a pseudonym. Born in 1871, Manzana was the third of Camille Pissarro’s seven children, adopting the name ‘Manzana’ in 1894 after the maiden name of his maternal grandmother. It was not until around 1910, to honour his deceased father, that he employed his family name when signing his work. Manzana studied with his father from an early age and spent his formative years surrounded by the distinguished artists associated with the Impressionist movement – Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, and Paul Gauguin – who frequented the Pissarro home in Éragny. At his father's side he learnt not only to handle brush and pencil but also to observe nature and its changing qualities. Subjected to rich and diverse influences, Manzana became a prolific and versatile artist, working with oil, pastel and watercolour as well as etchings, lithography and stencils. As a young man he adopted his father's purely Impressionist style and produced a series of landscapes around Éragny. He exhibited Impressionist works at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Indépendants, as well as Durand Ruel and Druet galleries in Paris in the early 1900s. In 1906 his work began to evolve. Inspired by Dr Mardus’ French translation of ‘A Thousand and One Nights’, Manzana embarked on a grand project to publish his own illustrated version of these magical tales. This pulled Manzana into the umbrella of the decorative arts movement where he flourished creating tapestries, glassware, furniture, ceramics and metal work, all inspired by Orientalism and often incorporating gold, silver and copper paint. In 1907 he had his first exhibition of decorative works at Vollard but it was the 1914 exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris which dramatically boosted his career. Here he exhibited 311 works including tapestries, carpets, furniture, glassware, decorative paintings, etchings and lithographs. The subsequent years were filled with bright ideas, gilded costumes and a glittering lifestyle as Manzana navigated the 20s and 30s between Les Andelys and Paris, spending many summers in Brittany. These culminated in a series of colourful yet delicate new works which Manzana exhibited prolifically. When war broke out in 1939 Manzana moved with his family to Casablanca, where he remained until 1947. Manzana was married and widowed three times. The last years of his life were spent in Menton with his son Félix who was also an accomplished artist. There Manzana returned to the Impressionist tradition of his early years, painting the serene landscapes that surrounded him.
More From This SellerView All
  • Three Hens by Georges Manzana Pissarro - Animal stencil
    By Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro
    Located in London, GB
    Three Hens by Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871-1961) Pochoir 31.8 x 48.3 cm (12 ½ x 19 inches) Signed with Estate stamp and épreuve d'état Provenance Private Collection, London Artis...
    Category

    19th Century Post-Impressionist Animal Prints

    Materials

    Stencil

  • Horse Pulling Hay Cart by Félix Pissarro - Animal etching
    By Félix Pissarro
    Located in London, GB
    Horse Pulling Hay Cart by Félix Pissarro (1874-1897) Etching 19.5 x 15 cm (7 ⅝ x 5 ⅞ inches) Exhibition London, Stern Pissarro Gallery, Camille Pissarro & hi...
    Category

    1890s Post-Impressionist Animal Prints

    Materials

    Etching

  • Rupert Rides by Orovida Pissarro - Animal etching
    By Orovida Pissarro
    Located in London, GB
    *UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Rupert Rides by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching 31 x 23.5 cm (12 ¼ x 9 ¼ inches) Signed and dated lower righ...
    Category

    1950s Post-Impressionist Animal Prints

    Materials

    Etching

  • Curves by Orovida Pissarro, 1919 - Etching Print
    By Orovida Pissarro
    Located in London, GB
    Curves by Orovida Pissarro (1893 - 1968) Etching, trial proof no. 54 20.2 x 15 cm (8 x 5 ⅞ inches) Signed and dated lower right, Orovida 1919 Inscribed lower left Trial proof no. 54 ...
    Category

    1910s Post-Impressionist Animal Prints

    Materials

    Paper, Etching

  • Man & Beast by Orovida Pissarro - Etching
    By Orovida Pissarro
    Located in London, GB
    *UK BUYERS WILL PAY AN ADDITIONAL 20% VAT ON TOP OF THE ABOVE PRICE Man & Beast by Orovida Pissarro (1893-1968) Etching 27 x 22 cm (10 ⁵/₈ x 8 ⁵/₈ inches) Signed and dated lower right, orovida 1924 Inscribed lower left, Final state no 12/40 and titled lower centre Artist biography: Orovida Camille Pissarro, Lucien and Esther Pissarro’s only child, was the first woman in the Pissarro family as well as the first of her generation to become an artist. Born in Epping, England in 1893, she lived and worked predominantly in London where she became a prominent member of several British arts clubs and societies. She first learned to paint in the Impressionist style of her father, but after a brief period of formal study with Walter Sickert in 1913 she renounced formal art schooling. Throughout her career, Orovida always remained outside of any mainstream British art movements. Much to Lucien's disappointment she soon turned away from naturalistic painting and developed her own unusual style combining elements of Japanese, Chinese, Persian and Indian art. Her rejection of Impressionism, which for the Pissarro family had become a way of life, together with the simultaneous decision to drop her famous last name and simply use Orovida as a ‘nom de peintre’, reflected a deep desire for independence and distance from the weight of the family legacy. Orovida's most distinctive and notable works were produced from the period of 1919 to 1939 using her own homemade egg tempera applied in thin, delicate washes to silk, linen or paper and sometimes embellished with brocade borders. These elegant and richly decorative works generally depict Eastern, Asian and African subjects, such as Mongolian horse...
    Category

    1920s Post-Impressionist Animal Prints

    Materials

    Etching

  • Procede by Georges Manzana Pissarro - Monotype of a bird
    By Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro
    Located in London, GB
    Procede by Georges Manzana Pissarro (1871-1961) Coloured monotype with gold, silver and pencil 24 x 30 cm (9¹/₂ x 11³/₄ inches) Signed lower right, Manzana Artist biogaphy Like all ...
    Category

    20th Century Post-Impressionist Animal Prints

    Materials

    Silver, Gold

You May Also Like
  • Lithograph Lady Rider Woman on a Horse Marie Laurencin French Post Impressionist
    By Marie Laurencin
    Located in Surfside, FL
    Marie Laurencin (French, 1883-1956) Lithograph of a colored pencil drawing depicting a woman wearing a hat and riding horseback side saddle, Edition "37/115" to lower left and hand signed "Laurencin" in pencil to lower right, with a cloth mat and housed in a silvered wood frame. Dimensions: Image, 12" H x 16" W; frame, 19.75" H x 23.5" W x 1.5" D. Marie Laurencin (1883 – 1956) was a French painter and printmaker. She became an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde as a member of the Cubists associated with the Section d'Or. Laurencin was born in Paris, where she was raised by her mother and lived much of her life. At 18, she studied porcelain painting in Sèvres. She then returned to Paris and continued her art education at the Académie Humbert, where she changed her focus to oil painting. During the early years of the 20th century, Laurencin was an important figure in the Parisian avant-garde. A member of both the circle of Pablo Picasso, and Cubists associated with the Section d'Or, such as Jean Metzinger, Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay, Henri le Fauconnier and Francis Picabia, exhibiting with them at the Salon des Indépendants (1910-1911) and the Salon d'Automne (1911-1912), and Galeries Dalmau (1912) at the first Cubist exhibition in Spain. She became romantically involved with the poet Guillaume Apollinaire, and has often been identified as his muse. In addition, Laurencin had important connections to the salon of the American expatriate and lesbian writer Natalie Clifford Barney. She had relationships with men and women, and her art reflected her life, her "balletic wraiths" and "sidesaddle Amazons" providing the art world with her brand of "queer femme with a Gallic twist." Laurencin's oeuvre include painting, watercolor paintings, drawing, and prints. She is known as one of the few female Cubist painters, with Sonia Delaunay, Marie Vorobieff, and Franciska Clausen...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Post-Impressionist Animal Prints

    Materials

    Lithograph

  • St Georges et le Dragon, Surrealist Etching by Salvador Dali 1974
    By Salvador Dalí­
    Located in Long Island City, NY
    Salvador Dali was a Spanish painter, printmaker, and sculptor heralded as the father of surrealism. This piece features the fabled story of Saint George gallantly slaying a dragon. T...
    Category

    1960s Surrealist Animal Prints

    Materials

    Stencil, Etching

  • (after) Max Ernst - Blue Bird - Stencil
    By (after) Max Ernst
    Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
    Max Ernst (after) - Blue Bird - Stencil Published in the deluxe art review, XXe Siecle, 1958 Dimensions: 32 x 25 cm Publisher: G. di San Lazzaro. Max Ernst was born in Bruhl, a place near Cologne, in Germany. He was raised in a strict Catholic family, and both of his parents were disciplinarians who were dedicated to training their children into God-fearing and talented individuals. Although his father was deaf, Ernst learned so much from him, particularly when it comes to painting. In fact, much of his early years were lived under the inspiration of his father who was also a teacher. He was the one who introduced painting to Ernst at an early age. In 1914, Ernst attended the University of Bonn where he studied philosophy. However, he eventually dropped out of school because he was more interested in the arts. He claimed that his primary sources of interest included anything that had something to do with painting. Moreover, he became fascinated with psychology, among other subjects in school. Primarily, Ernst's love for painting was the main reason why he became deeply interested with this craft and decided to pursue it later on in his life. During his early years, he became familiar with the works of some of the greatest artists of all time including Claude Monet, Paul Cezanne and Vincent van Gogh. He was also drawn to themes such as fantasy and dream imagery, which were among the common subjects of the works of Giorgio de Chirico. During World War I, Ernst was forced to join the German Army, and he became a part of the artillery division that exposed him greatly to the drama of warfare. A soldier in the War, Ernst emerged deeply traumatized and highly critical of western culture. These charged sentiments directly fed into his vision of the modern world as irrational, an idea that became the basis of his artwork. Ernst's artistic vision, along with his humor and verve come through strongly in his Dada and Surrealists works; Ernst was a pioneer of both movements. It was Ernst's memories of the war and his childhood that helps him create absurd, yet interesting scenes in his artworks. Soon, he took his passion for the arts seriously when he returned to Germany after the war. With Jean Arp, a poet and artist, Ernst formed a group for artists in Cologne. He also developed a close relationship with fellow artists in Paris who propagated Avant-Garde artworks. In 1919, Ernst started creating some of his first collages, where he made use of various materials including illustrated catalogs and some manuals that produced a somewhat futuristic image. His unique masterpieces allowed Ernst to create his very own world of dreams and fantasy, which eventually helped heal his personal issues and trauma. In addition to painting and creating collages, Ernst also edited some journals. He also made a few sculptures that were rather queer in appearance. In 1920s, influenced by the writings of psychologist Sigmund Freud, the literary, intellectual, and artistic movement called Surrealism sought a revolution against the constraints of the rational mind; and by extension, they saw the rules of a society as oppressive. Surrealism also embraces a Marxist ideology that demands an orthodox approach to history as a product of the material interaction of collective interests, and many renown Surrealism artists later on became 20th century Counterculture symbols such as Marxist Che Guevara. In 1922 Ernst moved to Paris, where the surrealists were gathering around Andre Breton. In 1923 Ernst finished Men Shall Know Nothing of This, known as the first Surrealist painting. Ernst was one of the first artists who apply The Interpretation of Dreams by Freud to investigate his deep psyche in order to explore the source of his own creativity. While turning inwards unto himself, Ernst was also tapping into the universal unconscious with its common dream imagery. Despite his strange styles, Ernst gained quite a reputation that earned him some followers throughout his life. He even helped shape the trend of American art during the mid-century, thanks to his brilliant and extraordinary ideas that were unlike those of other artists during his time. Ernst also became friends with Peggy Guggenheim, which inspired him to develop close ties with the abstract expressionists. When Ernst lived in Sedona, he became deeply fascinated with the Southwest Native American navajo art. In fact, the technique used in this artwork inspired him and paved the way for him to create paintings that depicted this style. Thus, Ernst became a main figure of this art technique, including the rituals and spiritual traditions included in this form of art. Pollock, aside from the other younger generations of abstract expressionists, was also inspired by sand painting of the Southwest...
    Category

    1950s Surrealist Animal Prints

    Materials

    Stencil

  • After Georges Braque - Oiseaux - Pochoir
    By Georges Braque
    Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
    after Georges Braque Oiseaux Color Pochoir on Paper Published in the deluxe art review, XXe Siecle (issue number 11 "Les nouveaux rapports de l'art et de la nature") 1958 Dimensions:...
    Category

    1950s Modern Figurative Prints

    Materials

    Stencil

  • Tofcia and Turbo. Contemporary Figurative Etching Print, Animals, Dogs
    By Pawel Zablocki
    Located in Warsaw, PL
    Contemporary figurative etching print by Polish arist living in Canada, Pawel Zablocki. Print depicts dogs Tofcia and Turbo, one is laying down and looking in viewer's direction whil...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

    Materials

    Etching, Paper

  • Tofcia II and Tofcia III. Contemporary Figurative Etching Print, Animals, Dogs
    By Pawel Zablocki
    Located in Warsaw, PL
    Contemporary figurative etching print by Polish arist living in Canada, Pawel Zablocki. Print depicts dog Tofcia in dynamic poses viewed from the side. Artist's unique technique of p...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Figurative Prints

    Materials

    Paper, Etching

Recently Viewed

View All