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1933 drawing by French artist Andre Masson 'Le Cavalier Amoureux'
By André Masson
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Andre Masson (French, 1896 – 1987) Le Cavalier Amoureux Pastel on paper Signed and dated ‘Andre Masson, 1933’ 17.1/2 x 23.3/8 in. (44.5 x 59.2 cm.) Frame measurements: 80 x 95cm. Pr...
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20th Century Abstract Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pastel

Venice in Sunset - Original Handsigned Pastel Drawing
By André Masson
Located in Paris, FR
André Masson Venice in Sunset Original pastel drawing Handsigned in pastel with his monogram On paper, 39 x 33,5 cm (c. 15,3 x 13,1 inch) Excellent condition
Category

1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Oil Pastel

Venetian Roofs, 1987 - Original Handsigned Ink Drawing
By André Masson
Located in Paris, FR
André Masson Venetian Roofs, 1987 Original ink drawing Handsigned and dedicated in pencil On paper, 40,5 x 31 cm (c. 15,9 x 12,2 inch) Excellent condition
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1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Ink

Surrealistic flower - Original Colour Pencil Drawing
By André Masson
Located in Paris, FR
André Masson (1896-1987) Surrealistic flower Original colour pencil drawing Signed with the artist's stamp on the back (see photo) On 30.5 x 29 cm tracing paper (11.8 x 11.4 inche...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil, Carbon Pencil

"Le combat des poissons "Pencil study with annotations ,cm. 30 x 20 1940 ca
By André Masson
Located in Torino, IT
André Masson ( 1896-1987) Pencil study with annotations on the right side, acquired by the previous owner from Luis Masson son of Andrè Masson
Category

1940s Surrealist Animal Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pencil

André Masson Drawing, Embracing Couple
By André Masson
Located in Paris, FR
André Masson (1896-1987) Embracing Couple Ink drawing, signed lower middle and annotated on upper Height 50,5 cm (19-3/4 in.) - Width: 40 cm (15-3/4 in.) Slightly exposed paper
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20th Century French Drawings

  • André Masson Drawing, Embracing Couple
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H 19.89 in. W 15.75 in. D 0.08 in.
Surrealist artist Andre Masson's 'Self portrait', 1944-45
By André Masson
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Andre Masson (French, 1896 – 1987) Le Peintre et la chrysalide (Self portrait), 1944-1945 Ink on paper Signed Andre Masson (lower edge), further inscribed ‘Auto portrait aux herbes’ ...
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Ink

Loving embrace - Original Pencil Drawing
By André Masson
Located in Paris, FR
André Masson (1896-1987) Loving embrace Original pencil drawing Signed with the artist's stamp on the back (see photo) On 37 x 27 cm tracing paper (14.5 x 10.6 inches) applied on 44...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Pencil, Carbon Pencil

Portrait of Lily Masson (daughter of Andre Masson) by Picasso's lover Dora Maar
By Dora Maar
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Dora Maar (Henriette Theodora Markovitch) (French, 1907 – 1997) Portrait of Lily Masson Pen on paper Signed and inscribed ‘Pour Lili / Son Amie Dora Maar’ 9.3/4 x 9in. (24.8 x 22.8 c...
Category

20th Century Post-Impressionist Portrait Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Pen

The Statue of Colleoni, Venice, 1958 - Original Handsigned Watercolor Painting
By André Masson
Located in Paris, FR
André Masson The Statue of Colleoni, Venice, 1958 Original ink and watercolor painting Handsigned in ink On paper, 44 x 26 cm (c. 17,3 x 10,2 inch) Very good condition, small manip...
Category

1950s Modern Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Ink, Watercolor

Tiger Lily
By André Masson
Located in Wiscasset, ME
Born in Balagny-sur-Thérain, France in 1896, French artist André Masson began his studies at the age of eleven at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts with Constant Montald in Brussels...
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1930s Modern Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

Materials

Paper, Graphite

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H 11.63 in. W 8.63 in.
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André Masson Biography and Important Works

Born in 1896 in Balagny-sur- Thérain, a small village in France, André Masson spent most of his youth in Brussels, Belgium working as a pattern maker at an embroidery atelier. Masson began his schooling in 1907 at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. In 1912, he relocated to Paris, where he attended the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1914, the artist was called to military duty for the First World War, where he was severely wounded and sent back to Paris. Much of Masson’s work is influenced by this trauma; his drawings and paintings executed during the 1920s represent battle scenes, blood, death, birds and fish. The strange realities of trench warfare and the immediate contiguity of life and death are drawn upon, and his imagery suggests a confrontation of life at an abnormal level of experience. His signature style deals with violence, evident in terrifying, fragmented figures, which reflect the horrors of the Spanish Civil War and WWII, as well as his troubled psyche in the aftermath of his service in WWI.

After WWI, Masson moved to the South of France, where he met Juan Gris, André Derain, Joan Miró and André Breton. Breton championed the Surrealist Manifesto and Masson joined in the group exhibition of the first Surrealists. An iconoclast, whose abrupt stylistic transitions defy classification, Masson also explored automatism (automatic drawing), a process that sought to express the creative force of the unconscious. These automatic drawings had no preconceived subject or composition. Like a medium channeling a spirit, Masson let his pen travel rapidly across the paper without conscious control. He soon found hints of images, fragmented bodies and objects, emerging from the abstract, lacelike web of pen marks. At times, Masson elaborated on these with conscious changes or additions, but he left the traces of the rapidly drawn ink mostly intact. Masson’s oeuvre explores several techniques of painting, drawing and sculpture and displays rich, colorful abstraction as well as monochrome imagery and automatic linear representations. An early Surrealist and student of Cubism, Masson went on to inspire the New York Abstract Expressionists. Masson developed a technique of automatic painting that retained the element of chance; he dripped glue onto paper to form drawings and then covered it with sand. These ‘sand paintings’ are unquestionably his most iconic style.

When Masson emigrated to the U.S. in 1939, he strongly influenced several American painters with this technique, the most evident example being Jackson Pollack. After his time in America, he returned to Europe and while living in Spain during the mid-1930s, he became enraptured with Spanish themes—bullfights, matadors and Spanish mythology. Masson finally settled down in France (Aix-en-Provence), where he took up a late interest in impressionistic landscape, but he ultimately came to a place where he painted nearly exclusively abstract images. Masson dedicated his life as an artist to encouraging the non-rational purpose in art, to the direct transference of subconscious thought and to the primal forces of conflicts that he experienced in the trenches of World War One. Masson sought to convey in his work a deeper reality of man’s behavior, his own complex personal imagery, and his belief that painting is not a matter of developing style but a part of life itself.

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