George, Waldemar (Text)
Price: 100.00 USD
Paris: Editions Chroniques du Jour, 1928. 1/560. Quarto. XXXpp. (Text),  leaves of plates. Uncut and partly unopened copy. Original printed wrappers. Spine expertly recased. Scarce and fascinating work on the art of Marcel Gromaire, profusely illustrated with 5 full-page reproductions of drawings in the text section, and 28 b/w plates. Very minor shelf wear. Text in French. Wrappers in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. About the artist: Marcel Gromaire (1892-1971), French painter and designer, studied at the Académie de la Palette and the Académie Ranson. In 1911, he exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants. A soldier during WWI, he was wounded at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Following the war he returned to painting, and writing about art and the cinema; he was influenced by Flemish painting and tapestry, German Expressionism, and Fernand Léger. After 1920, he exhibited at the Salon d'Automne and at the Salon des Indépendants, with his first one-man show, in Paris, at the Galerie La Licorne (in 1921), and he was affiliated with the gallery's owner, Maurice Girardin, until 1932. Girardin donated his vast collection of Gromaire's work to the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. The first monograph about him was published in 1925. In the United States, his work is represented in The Art Institute of Chicago, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (16 works), Harvard University Art Museums, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Dallas Art Museum, etc. Limited first edition. g.