Jazz in Red

MAX PAPART (1911-1994)

Jazz in Red

c. 1955 France

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Max Papart was a painter and printmaker. He was born in Marseille in 1911, and after a short period of study at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Marseille, travelled to Paris in 1938, where he learnt the technique of classic engraving.

He exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Independants in Paris, and between 1945 and 1950, exhibited throughout the South of France. He had one-man exhibitions in Paris in 1953, 1960, 1965, and 1967, and participated in many group exhibitions throughout his life.

During the 1950’s Max Papart worked in a decorative post-cubist style, but still with an element of realism. Later he moved away to more abstract images. It has been said that Max Papart does not ‘paint’, he ‘composes’, his images coming together in a symphony of line, shape and colour, and he himself compared the process of painting to that of music, requiring balance, form, structure and harmony.
Max Papart is equally known for his paintings, prints and collages, as well as many book illustrations. He died in 1994.

Max Papart’s paintings can be found in many museums worldwide

Musee d’Art Moderne - Paris
Musee Cantini - Marseille
Fondation Maeght - St Paul de Vence
Museum of Menton
Victoria and Albert Museum - London
Museum of Modern Art - Miami
Phoenix Art Museum - Arizona
Museum of Art - Indianapolis
Museum of Art - New Orleans
Museum of Art - San Diego
Museum of Art - Fort Lauderdale
Israel Museum – Jerusalem
Height 66.00 cm (25.98 inches)
Width 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
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