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Bocian, Abstract Composition, Mixed Technique on Canvas, 1949

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Bocian, signed and dated. Mixed technique on canvas mounted on chassis. Landscape format, representing an abstract composition in ochre shades, sinuous shapes in white, black and red colors. Canvas lined, meaning attached on an existing canvas. Lining probably done in the 1980s. Signed « Bocian » and dated 1949 on the bottom. Bocian (1912-2002) is the nickname of Bohumîr Strohalm, a Czechoslovak painter naturalized in France. He was born at Stravkov (Czechoslovak) and was a student of the Applied Art School of Czechoslovakia. He arrived in Paris in 1938 and joined the French army during the war. At the liberation, he pursued his studies at the Montpellier Faculty then Aix-en-Provence. He showed little of his work but staredt in 1949 to participate at the Paris Salon des Artistes Indépendants (Independents Artists Salon) then the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in 1973 (New realities Salon). He was first a drawer then a painter. He started using mixed techniques in 1950, a period where he realized large abstract and lyrical compositions. In 1960, he started created reliefs in plastic material. In 1954, from January the 12th to February the 12th; he was invited by André Breton to expose at the gallery A l’Étoile scellée. He returned to Czech Republic in the 1990s with his wife and had an important retrospective in 1997-1998. Sources: E.Benezit, Dictionnaire des peintres sculpteurs dessinateurs et graveurs, Gründ, Paris, 1999, Tome 2, p.434.

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  • Dimensions
    H 51.58 in. x W 87.01 in. x D 1.58 in.H 131 cm x W 221 cm x D 4 cm
  • Seller Location
    Saint-Ouen, FR
  • Seller Reference Number
    LS4036
  • Reference Number
    LU959117825142
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