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Luis Vidal Molné
Spanish Catalan Surrealist Lithograph Portrait Girl with Fruit Still Life

$600

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Luis Molné (or Luis Vidal Molné ) painter and lithographer born in Barcelona in 1907 and lived in Monaco where he died in 1970. Friends with Antoni Clavé he belonged to the Catalan school of the twentieth century. Andry-Farcy and Gérald Schurr agreed on the representative term of Spanish Expressionism . He studied at the Barcelona School of Fine Arts, but, with his independent and avant - garde spirit he deserted the academic lessons to work as an autodidact. The historian Francisco Agramunt Lacruz quotes the name of Luis Vidal Molné - with those of Antoni Clavé, Eduardo Pisano or José Garcia Tella - in what constitutes the history of the artists of Spain linked to that of the republican exile. Coming to France in 1939, Luis stayed successively in Toulouse, Paris (his vision of the French capital is preserved by a series of lithographs featuring the Lapin Agile, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe Etoile ...) and Nice (where he makes a lasting friendship with the sculptor Maurice Gambier d'Hurigny ). The interest aroused in 1945 in France toward the exiled Catalan culture, supported by intellectuals such as Joë Bousquet , Albert Camus , Jean Cassou , Georges Duhamel , Jean-Paul Sartre , Jean Paulhan , Pierre Seghers , Max-Pol Fouchet and Paul Éluard, promotes the birth of a magazine entitled For Catalonia where, returns Geneviève Dreyfus-Armand, a section entitled The Catalan artists seen by the French critics devotes studies among others to Luis Molné (as well as Antoni Clavé or Emile Grau Sala). This movement also has its exhibitions like the one held in n the Altarriba Gallery. Luis Molné eventualy settles in the Principality of Monaco where he is naturalized Monegasque by princely grace. From then on, besides his work as a painter, he realizes for the Principality theater decorations, ceramic works and lithographs for art editions. In 1965 Galerie Anne de Francony exhibits the lesser known body of work that she describes as "unusual and surrealist " (exhibition titled Luis Molné, the dream and the unusual ), we can not fail to think, There are similarities in the burlesque cinema of Luis Molné, filial links with the film An Andalusian Dog by Luis Buñuel . Bibliophile (illustrated books) Voltaire , The White and the Black, Adia, Nice, 1945 (15 lithographs of Luis Molné). Georges Duhamel , The Prince Jaffar , Editions The Documents of Art, Monaco, 1945 (8 lithographs of Luis Molné). Edgar Allan Poe , Extraordinary Tales , Editions Les Documents d'Art, Monaco, 1946 (16 lithographs by Luis Molné). Paul Verlaine , Parallel , The literary Image, Nice, 1947 (lithographs of Luis Molné). Albert I of Monaco , The career of a navigator , Imprimerie Nationale de Monaco, 1951 (lithographs by Luis Molné). Gabriel Ollivier, Tourism Through The Ages , Imprimerie Nationale de Monaco, 1955 (lithographs by Luis Molné). Collective work in honor of the marriage of the sovereign Prince Rainier III with Miss Grace Patricia Kelly , Monaco in its splendor , Raoul Solar publisher, Monaco, 1956 (15 lithographs of Luis Molné). Select solol exhibitions Group of Modern Art, Monaco, 1943. Galerie Roux-Hentschel, Paris, 1948. Galerie Muratore, Nice, regular exhibitions until 1957. Chaudun Gallery, Paris, 1958. Cannes , 1963. Anne de Francony Gallery, Nice , 1962-1963, 1965. Retrospective Molné , Acropolis (Nice) , September-October 1990. A painter, writers: Luis Vidal Molné (Works dedicated by Luis Molné to Colette , Roland Dorgelès , Julien Green , André Maurois ...), City of Mèze , March-April 2015 (organization Gérard Chomarat). Other exhibitions: South of France , Paris, Sweden , London , United States , Italy , Switzerland , Holland , Belgium . Select Group Exhibitions Exhibition of modern Catalan art for the benefit of prisoners, deportees and other social works of Catalan solidarity , Altarriba Gallery, 43 Rue du Bac in Paris, July 1945. Among other exhibitors: Pablo Picasso , Joan Miró , Luis Mole, Antoni Clavé, Emile Grau Sala, Pierre Creixams . Tribute to three artists, Luis Molné, Maurice Gambier of Hurigny and Nicolas Akmen , House of the Portal, Levens , May-June 2009 11 . Works by Luis Molné, Jean Carzou , Jordi Bonàs , Jean Commère ... , Artelier, Drancy , 2013.

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  • Creator
    Luis Vidal Molné (1907 - 1970, French)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Width: 31 in. (78.74 cm)
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  • Condition
    minor wear, size includes frame.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3822937913

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