Bordeaux 1885-1962 Parijs
MARGUERITE AU CHAPEAU DE PAILLE
Oil on canvas
81 x 65 cm.
Signed: upper right ‘A. LHote 1920-29’
This work will be sold with a photo certificate from Jean Gouin, nephew of André Lhote, dated november 7 1989.
Exhibited: André LHote, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1958, no. 48.
André LHote was an autodidact with a very intelligent way of painting, till 1940 he was also working as an art-criticus at the "Nouvelle Revue Francaise". He had a great influence on the art in Paris by having his own art-academie in de rue Odessa at Paris. He worked in a cubistic way inwhich the transformation of figures and surfaces by colour and line was a subtile way of the expression of movement even in the portraits he painted. Our painting "Marguerite au chapeau de paille" is a nice example of his ambition to perfect his ideas.