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Louis Icart Art

French, 1888-1950
Louis Icart is considered to be a symbol of the Art Deco movement through his brilliant sketches and prints. Born in 1888 in Toulouse, France, his interest in art began at an early age. He was particularly drawn to fashion sketches and designs during the period when the fashion industry was undergoing a revolution from conservative 19th-century designs to the clingy simplicity of the early 20th century. Icart worked in major fashion studios where his L.I. initials on women’s clothing were highly regarded. While fighting in World War I, he continued to sketch on every available surface to ward off the anguish and agony of the war. He moved to Paris after the war to concentrate on painting and produced beautiful etchings. Icart’s prints were elaborate aquatints and drypoints done with great skill. They often portrayed women in sensual, erotic poses with an implication of direct sexuality. By the 1920s, the Art Deco movement had gained great popularity in Paris, France. Icart’s etchings and paintings, though largely influenced by Impressionists such as Claude Monet, were synonymous with the Art Deco era. His drawings also reflected the brilliance of Symbolists such as Gustave Moreau; however, Icart preferred not to be identified with artistic movements. His financial and artistic success came in the late 1920s. His work was featured in fashion publications and design studios in Europe and the United States. His immensely popular images, which were considered phenomenal by 1925, included "Laziness" and "Spilled Milk." Icart died on December 20, 1950, at his home in Montmartre, France.
(Biography provided by Rosenbaum Contemporary)
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Artist: Louis Icart
Louis Icart, French, 1888-1950 Ladies in a Carriage Pastel on Paper
By Louis Icart
Located in Dallas, TX
Louis Icart (French, 1888-1950). Ladies in a carriage. Pastel on Paper. 20-5/8 x 18-1/2 inches (52.3 x 47.0 cm). Louis Icart (French, 1888-1950). Ladies in a carriage. Pastel on ...
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1930s Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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Paper

Dreaming Girl - Original etching
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Dreaming Girl Original etching and stencil Printed signature in the plate On vellum 19 x 29 cm (c. 8 x 12 in) Excellent condition
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Early 20th Century Modern Louis Icart Art

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Woman with Roses, Offset Lithograph by Louis Icart
By Louis Icart
Located in Long Island City, NY
Woman with Roses Louis Icart, French (1888–1950) Offset lithograph, signed in the plate Size: 18 x 24 in. (45.72 x 60.96 cm)
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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Lithograph, Offset

Art Deco Etching and Aquatint "Jeunesse" Original Signed by Louis Icart
By Louis Icart
Located in Soquel, CA
Art Deco Etching and Aquatint "Jeunesse" (Youth) Signed by Louis Icart Iconic figurative of woman and horse titled "Jeunesse" (Youth) by famous Art Deco artist Louis Icart (French, ...
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1930s Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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Paper, Pencil, Aquatint

'Place De La Concorde, Paris' Antique oil painting on canvas
By Louis Icart
Located in St. Albans, GB
Louis Icart (1880-1950) Canvas Size: 18 x 22" (46 x 55cm) Outside Frame Size: 26 x 30" (65 x 76cm) Signed and titled on the reverse. When Louis Icart returned to Paris after his s...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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original etching
By Louis Icart
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original etching and drypoint. Executed for Abel Hermant's "Bigarrure", this beautiful Louis Icart etching was published in Paris in 1928 in a limited edition of 1100. Plate ...
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1920s Louis Icart Art

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Illusion- Original etching with hand watercolor from 1940
By Louis Icart
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Illusion by Louis Icart 1940 MINT PERFECT CONDITION Original dry point etching on paper From the rare limited edition OF 250 WITH VERY LARGE MARGINS AND THE BLINDSTAMP WINDMILL LOWER...
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1940s Louis Icart Art

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Drypoint, Etching

Portrait of Fanny Icart- Original grand oil on canvas
By Louis Icart
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"Cinderella" framed antique 1927 signed and dated etching by artist Louis Icart
By Louis Icart
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By Louis Icart
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The Attic Room
By Louis Icart
Located in Fort Washington, PA
Medium: Lithograph and Etching Signature: Pencil Signed and -197 Etched in Margin Image of a woman in an attic room.
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1940s Louis Icart Art

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Lithograph, Etching

Conchita, Color Etching by Louis Icart 1929
By Louis Icart
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Louis Icart, French (1888 - 1950) Title: Conchita Year: 1929 Medium: Etching, signed in pencil Image Size: 20 x 13 inches Frame Size: 32.5 x 25 inches Reference: Figure 361 ...
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1920s Art Nouveau Louis Icart Art

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Faust : Margueritte and Devil - Original etching, Handsigned
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Faust : Margueritte and Devil Original etching with aquatint Signed in pencil Blind stamp of the editor on the bottom left corner On vellum 62 x 45 cm (c. 25 x 18 in) ...
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1920s Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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Woman with Tall Hat - Original etching
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Woman with Tall Hat Original etching and stencil Printed signature in the plate On vellum 19 x 29 cm (c. 8 x 12 in) Excellent condition
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Early 20th Century Modern Louis Icart Art

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CASANOVA
By Louis Icart
Located in Aventura, FL
Etching on paper. Hand signed lower right margin. Image size: 20 x 13 inches. Frame size approx 36 x 27 inches. Reference: Figure 331 page 156 in "Louis Icart: The complete etchin...
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1920s Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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Woman and the Free Bird - Original etching
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Woman and the Free Bird Original etching and stencil Printed signature in the plate On vellum 16 x 22 cm (c. 6.5 x 9 in) Excellent condition
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Early 20th Century Modern Louis Icart Art

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Woman and the Broken Pot - Original etching
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Woman and the Broken Pot Original etching and stencil Printed signature in the plate On vellum 16 x 22 cm (c. 6.5 x 9 in) Excellent condition
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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Train Attendant, c. 1917 - Original Handsigned Etching and Drawing
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Train Attendant, c. 1917 Original dry point etching Watercolor and pencil drawing in the lower margin Handsigned in pencil On Japanese paper, 47,5 x 32,5 cm (c. 18,7 x 1...
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1910s Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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Pencil, Watercolor, Color Pencil, Etching

Hiding Place, Framed Etching 1927 by Louis Icart
By Louis Icart
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Louis Icart, French (1888 - 1950) Title: Hiding Place Year: 1927 Medium: Etching, signed in pencil Image Size: 18 x 14.5 inches Size: 19 x 15.5 in. (48.26 x 39.37 cm) Frame S...
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Don Juan
By Louis Icart
Located in Missouri, MO
Aquating Engraving Image Size: approx. 20 1/4 x 13 3/8 Framed Size: 28 x 20.5 inches Pencil Signed Lower Right Louis Justin Laurent Icart was born in Toulouse in 1890 and died in Paris in 1950. He lived in New York City in the 1920s, where he became known for his Art-Deco color etchings of glamourous women. He was first son of Jean and Elisabeth Icart and was officially named Louis Justin Laurent Icart. The use of his initials L.I. would be sufficient in this household. Therefore, from the moment of his birth he was dubbed 'Helli'. The Icart family lived modestly in a small brick home on rue Traversière-de-la-balance, in the culturally rich Southern French city of Toulouse, which was the home of many prominent writers and artists, the most famous being Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Icart entered the l'Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Toulouse in order to continue his studies for a career in business, particularly banking (his father's profession). However, he soon discovered the play writings of Victor Hugo (1802-1885), which were to change the course of his life. Icart borrowed whatever books he could find by Hugo at the Toulouse library, devouring the tales, rich in both romantic imagery and the dilemmas of the human condition. It was through Icart's love of the theater that he developed a taste for all the arts, though the urge to paint was not as yet as strong for him as the urge to act. It was not until his move to Paris in 1907 that Icart would concentrate on painting, drawing and the production of countless beautiful etchings, which have served (more than the other mediums) to indelibly preserve his name in twentieth century art history. Art Deco, a term coined at the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Decoratifs, had taken its grip on the Paris of the 1920s. By the late 1920s Icart, working for both publications and major fashion and design studios, had become very successful, both artistically and financially. His etchings reached their height of brilliance in this era of Art Deco, and Icart had become the symbol of the epoch. Yet, although Icart has created for us a picture of Paris and New York life in the 1920s and 1930s, he worked in his own style, derived principally from the study of eighteenth-century French masters such as Jean Antoine Watteau, François Boucher and Jean Honoré Fragonard. In Icart's drawings, one sees the Impressionists Degas...
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1920s Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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Art Deco Etching "Zest" by Louis Icart
By Louis Icart
Located in Berlin, DE
Etching by Louis Icart ( 1888-1950 ), France. 1928. Signed in pencil lower right: Louis Icart. Dated top left: Copyright 1928 by L. Icart Paris. Decorative frame. Dimensions: 19.29 ...
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Art Deco Etching "Paresse" by Louis Icart, 1925
By Louis Icart
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Deco colored etching by Louis Icart ( 1888-1950 ), France. 1925. Signed in pencil lower right: Louis Icart. Dated top left: Copyright 1925 by Gravures Modernes, Paris. Decorativ...
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Louis Icart Etching "Badende" ( Bathers ), 1926
By Louis Icart
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Deco, colored etching by Louis Icart ( 1888-1950 ), France. Signed in pencil lower right: Louis Icart. Framed. Dimensions: 21.85 x 18.11 in ( 55,5 x 46 cm )
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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"Café place Blanche", 20th Century Oil on Canvas by French Artist Louis Icart
By Louis Icart
Located in Madrid, ES
LOUIS ICART French, 1888 - 1950 CAFÉ PLACE BLANCHE signed "Louis Icart" (lower left) titled, inscribed, signed and located "- Café place Blanche - / XVI-77 / L. I, / Paris" (on the r...
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1920s Art Deco Louis Icart Art

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By Louis Icart
Located in Dallas, TX
Louis Icart “Illusion” original 1940 pencil signed etching with hand colored aquatint. Edition 187/500 Beautiful illusion of smoke from a cigarette flowing up and winding into a woman. One of Icart's most famous etchings, Illusion is truly a collectors etching and has held is value throughout the years. Illusion is in excellent condition, previously professionally cleaned and preserved. No foxing, toning, matte burn, adhesive or damage anywhere, very clean sheet throughout. Strong plate lines, windmill blind stamp, pencil signature are all present and as they should be. The copyright stamp located in the upper left margin reads "Copyright by 1940 by L.Icart .N.Y. Illusion comes with a certificate of authenticity and is guaranteed to be an original and authentic 1940 etching.
Category

1940s Contemporary Louis Icart Art

Materials

Drypoint, Etching

Illusion
H 19 in W 9 in
Coursing II - Elegant With Greyhounds - Original Etching Hand Signed
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Coursing II - Elegant with greyhounds Original etching, 1929 Hand signed in pencil by the artist On vellum size 59 x 86 cm (c. 23 x 34 inch) Very good condition (margins...
Category

1920s Art Deco Louis Icart Art

Materials

Etching

Dreaming Girl - Original etching
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Dreaming Girl Original etching and stencil Printed signature in the plate On vellum 19 x 29 cm (c. 8 x 12 in) Excellent condition
Category

Early 20th Century Modern Louis Icart Art

Materials

Etching

Illusion
By Louis Icart
Located in Dallas, TX
A striking etching depicting a gorgeous, nude woman rising from a plume of smoke coming out of a cigarette in an ash tray.
Category

Early 20th Century Louis Icart Art

Materials

Drypoint, Etching

Illusion
H 19 in W 9 in
Louis Icart "Winter Bouquet" Original Etching w/ Aquatint Signed
By Louis Icart
Located in San Francisco, CA
Louis Icart "Winter Bouquet" Original Etching w/ Aquatint Signed Plate dimensions 11.5" wide x 16.5" high The frame measures 17.25" wide x 22" high S...
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Louis Icart Art

Materials

Etching

Faust : Margueritte and Devil - Original etching, Handsigned
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Faust : Margueritte and Devil Original etching with aquatint Signed in pencil On vellum 62 x 45 cm (c. 25 x 18 in) REFERENCES : Catalog raisonne "The Complete Etchings...
Category

1920s Art Deco Louis Icart Art

Materials

Etching, Aquatint

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Find a wide variety of authentic Louis Icart available for sale on 1stDibs. You can also browse by medium to find art by Louis Icart in etching, aquatint, paint and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th century and is mostly associated with the Art Deco style. Not every interior allows for large Louis Icart, so small editions measuring 4 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of George Barbier, Pierre-Paul Jouve, and Paul Colin. Louis Icart prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $175 and tops out at $19,798, while the average work can sell for $1,875.

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