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Léopold Survage Art

1879-1968

At a young age, Léopold Survage was directed to enter the piano factory operated by his Finnish father. He learned to play piano and then completed a commercial diploma in 1897. After a severe illness at the age of 22, Survage rethought his career and entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. Introduced to the modern movement through the collections of Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov, he cast his lot with the Russian avant-garde and, by 1906, was loosely affiliated with the circle of the magazine Zolotoye runo. He met Alexander Archipenko, exhibiting with him in the company of David Burlyuk, Vladimir Burlyuk, Mikhail Larionov and Natalia Goncharova.

With Hélène Moniuschko, later his wife, he traveled to Western Europe, visiting Paris in July 1908. The couple eventually settled in Paris where Survage worked as a piano tuner and briefly attended the short-lived school run by Henri Matisse. He exhibited with the Jack of Diamonds group in Moscow in 1910 and first showed his work in France at the urging of Archipenko in the Salon d'Automne of 1911. In 1913, Survage produced abstract compositions using color and movement to evoke a type of musical sensation. Entitled Rythmes colorés, he planned to animate these illustrations using film to form "symphonies en couleur". He saw these abstract images as flowing together, but he exhibited the ink wash drawings separately at the Salon d'Automne in 1913 and Salon des Indépendants in 1914. Articles on these works were published by Guillaume Apollinaire (Paris-J., July 1914) and Survage himself (Soirées Paris, July–August 1914).

In June 1914, to develop his idea, Survage unsuccessfully applied for a patent to the Gaumont Film Company. Had he been able to raise the funds, he would have preceded Viking Eggeling and Hans Richter as the first to develop abstract films. Beginning in 1917, Survage shared a studio and a penchant for alcoholic excesses with Amedeo Modigliani in Paris. Survage later moved to Nice and, over the next eight years, produced highly structured oils and works on paper linked together by a series of leitmotifs, repeating groups of symbolic elements—man, sea, building, flower, window, curtain, bird as if they were protagonists in a series of moving images. The influence may have been Marc Chagall's, an artist well known for his insertions of floating couples, cows, roosters, and sundry Jewish iconography. By 1922, Survage had begun to move away from Cubism in favor of the neo-classical form. He was perhaps influenced by commissions for Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, beginning with sets and costumes for Igor Stravinsky's opera buffa Mavra at the Paris Opéra in 1922. Although mainly a painter, he also produced stage, tapestry, and textile designs during this period (notably for the house of Chanel in 1933). Toward the end of the 1930s, as a result of his contact with André Masson, Survage became increasingly charmed by symbols and mysticism. The curvilinear forms that had previously dominated his compositions came, once again, under the control of the geometric structure. Survage was inducted into France's Légion d'Honneur in 1963. He died on 31 October 1968 in Paris.

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Artist: Léopold Survage
La rue du village
By Léopold Survage
Located in LE HAVRE, FR
Léopold SURVAGE (1879-1968) La rue du village Oil on canvas Size: 50 x 61 cm Signed lower right Provenance: Private collection in Normandy. Oil on canvas in good condition. Small...
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Early 1900s Impressionist Léopold Survage Art

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Canvas, Oil

Ville by LÉOPOLD SURVAGE - art, colourful cubist oil painting by Modern master
By Léopold Survage
Located in London, GB
Ville by LÉOPOLD SURVAGE (1879-1968) Oil and graphite on canvas 73.4 x 60 cm (28 ⁷/₈ x 23 ⁵/₈ inches) Signed and dated lower right, Survage 24 This work is an early 1924 painting...
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1920s Cubist Léopold Survage Art

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Oil, Graphite

Russian French Avant Garde Lithograph Rhythm in Colour Vibrant Abstract Print
By Léopold Survage
Located in Surfside, FL
Léopold Survage (French/Russian, 1879-1968), "Rythmes Colorés", 1967-1968 Lithograph on Vélin d'Arches paper, Printed by Mourlot, Paris Hand signed in pencil and numbered "AN 16/75"...
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1960s Cubist Léopold Survage Art

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Lithograph

Russian French Avant Garde Lithograph Rhythm in Colour Vibrant Abstract Print
By Léopold Survage
Located in Surfside, FL
Léopold Survage (French/Russian, 1879-1968), "Rythmes Colorés", 1967-1968 Lithograph on Vélin d'Arches paper, Printed by Mourlot, Paris Hand signed in pencil and numbered "AN 16/75"...
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1960s Cubist Léopold Survage Art

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Russian French Avant Garde Lithograph Rhythm in Colour Vibrant Abstract Print
By Léopold Survage
Located in Surfside, FL
Léopold Survage (French/Russian, 1879-1968), "Rythmes Colorés", 1967-1968 Lithograph on Vélin d'Arches paper, Printed by Mourlot, Paris Hand signed in pencil and numbered "AN 16/75"...
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1960s Cubist Léopold Survage Art

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Russian French Avant Garde Lithograph Rhythm in Colour Vibrant Abstract Print
By Léopold Survage
Located in Surfside, FL
Léopold Survage (French/Russian, 1879-1968), "Rythmes Colorés", 1967-1968 Lithograph on Vélin d'Arches paper, Printed by Mourlot, Paris Hand signed in pencil and numbered "AN 16/75"...
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1960s Cubist Léopold Survage Art

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Russian French Avant Garde Lithograph Rhythm in Colour Vibrant Abstract Print
By Léopold Survage
Located in Surfside, FL
Léopold Survage (French/Russian, 1879-1968), "Rythmes Colorés", 1967-1968 Lithograph on Vélin d'Arches paper, Printed by Mourlot, Paris Hand signed in pencil and numbered "AN 16/75"...
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1960s Abstract Léopold Survage Art

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"Paysage Cubiste" Watercolor 1915 cm. 23, 5 x 18, 5 Cubism
By Léopold Survage
Located in Torino, IT
Survage,Cubism,1915,france Leopold Survage ( 1879-1968) Work signed lower right Provenance : Gallerie Zlotowski Paris Galerie Guillermo de Osma ,Madrid Private collection In Madrid...
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1910s Cubist Léopold Survage Art

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Le Cheval (The Horse) — Mid-Century Cubism
By Léopold Survage
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Léopold Survage, 'Le Cheval' (The Horse), color etching, edition 60, 1953. Signed and numbered '46/60' in pencil. Initialed in the plate, lower right. A superb, richly-inked impressi...
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1950s Surrealist Léopold Survage Art

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Etching

Les Voiles by Léopold Survage - Abstract watercolour
By Léopold Survage
Located in London, GB
Les Voiles by Léopold Survage (1987-1968) Watercolour on paper 23 x 38 cm (9 x 15 inches) Monogrammed, stamped and dated lower right Executed in 1945 ...
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1940s Surrealist Léopold Survage Art

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Paper, Watercolor

Untitled (Standing Woman)
By Léopold Survage
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Leopold Survage (1879-1968) Untitled (Woman Standing) Graphite on paper, 1933 Signed in pencil by the artist: Survage Signed with the estate stamp lower right Signed in pencil "LS" f...
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1930s Cubist Léopold Survage Art

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Ischia
By Léopold Survage
Located in Roma, IT
Ischia is a beautiful watercolor with soft eathly color tones of a glimpse into the town of Ischia. The piece was realized by Léopold Survage in 1947. This unique piece is hand-signe...
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1940s Modern Léopold Survage Art

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Watercolor

Porteuse - Léopold Survage, modern, abstract, portrait, french, bright, surreal
By Léopold Survage
Located in London, GB
Léopold Survage (1879-1968) Porteuse 1962 oil on canvas 100 x 81.3 cm signed and dated ‘Survage. 48.’ (lower right) Price: $63,000 USD (inc. 5% UK imp...
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1960s Surrealist Léopold Survage Art

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Canvas, Oil

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