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African Portrait with Yellow Tribal Makeup by Jean Poulain, Art Deco, 1945



This striking portrait of an African lady is by Jean Poulain, a Belgian painter who lived in Congo before the decolonization. He travelled extensively throughout Africa in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. He is best known for the portraits and wild animals he painted during his many travels at the heart of Africa. Signed and dated "Jean Poulain 1945" bottom right. Gouache and pastel on paper. Another portrait in the same style and same size is proposed by the gallery; together they form a beautiful pair.


  • Creator
    Jean Poulain (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 31.5 in. (80 cm)Width: 25.99 in. (66 cm)Depth: 0.79 in. (2 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: f101281603184298573fs

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