Michel Georges-Michel oil on board, Les Montparnos,
Michel Georges-Michel oil on board, Les Montparnos,
Michel Georges-Michel oil on board, Les Montparnos,
Michel Georges-Michel oil on board, Les Montparnos,
Michel Georges-Michel oil on board, Les Montparnos,

MICHEL GEORGE-MICHEL (c.1883-c.1985)

Michel Georges-Michel oil on board, "Les Montparnos",

c. 1923 France

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Michel Georges-Michel (1883-1985)oil on board, Les Montparnos, 1923
Georges-Michel studied at Beaux Arts, a student of Othon Friesz and Dufy, and at l'École du Louvre. An artistic councillor, he worked with the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev from 1913 to 1929. In 1917 he organised the first exhibition of Picasso in Rome. Founder of the prix de Rome for poetry, he worked on exhibitions of Matisse and Soutine at the Venice Biennale. He was also the initiator of the first cinema festivals and was president of the Association of dance writers and critics as well as the vice-president of the French Artistic Press Union.

Georges-Michel wrote more than one hundred books, diaries, critiques, souvenirs and novels. Some of his works have been adapted for cinema and television. Many of his works are displayed in museums, notably in the Museum of Modern Art in Paris and the Museum of San Francisco.

This, one of his most famous works, Les Montparnos, known as the first Georges-Michel, was written in 1923, published in 1929 and reprinted for the mass market (by Le Livre de Poche in 1976). Set in Montparnasse, it was based on the life of Modigliani (Modrulleau in the novel) and his mistress Jeanne Hébuterne (whose nickname "Noix-de-Coco" inspired the character of "Haricot-Rouge" in the novel.

Excellent
Dimensions
Height 9.00 inch (22.86 cm)
Width 12.50 inch (31.75 cm)
Stock Code
B37
Medium
Oil on Board
Signed/Inscribed
Signed
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