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Anna-Eva Bergman

1909, Stockholm, Sweden – 1987, Grasse, France

 

Mountain Wall – Print No. 4, 1963

Lithograph on paper, 76 х 57 cm

Edition: a.p.; inscription b.l. epr.d’artiste; b.r. A.E.Bergman; on the back: lithographie No.4 “Mur de montagne”

Acquisition: Donation by the artist

Reference no.: 00561

 

 

1911, Nogent-sur-Marne, France – 1967, Toulon, France

 

Print No. 1, 1956

Lithography on paper, 59,5 x 43cm

Edition: 3/30; inscribed: b.l. 3/30; b.r. J. Deyrolle

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00528

 

Biography

Jean Jacques Deyrolle is one of the representatives of the European geometric abstract art after the II World War. Mostly known by his graphic art and exclusive illustration for renowned writers publications (for ex. Sejour from Samuel Beckett). Deyrolle was professor at the Fine Art Academy in Munich and in the period of 50s-60s his artworks were part of most important exhibitions, like Documenta 2 in Kassel etc.

1931, Rotterdam, Netherlands – 2001

 

S 2 No 14, 1970

Silkscreen on paper, 80 x 80 cm

Edition: 8/17, inscription b.l. S II Nº 14; b.r. 8/17 Y.Kracht 70

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 02161

1921, Beijing, China – 2013, Switzerland

 

27.04.1965, 1965

Oil on canvas, 46 х 50cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00606

 

Biography

Zao was born in Beijing with family roots in Dantu, Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province. In his childhood he was brought back to his hometown Dantu where he studied calligraphy and gained acceptance to the Hangzhou School of Fine Arts.[3] From 1935 to 1941, he studied painting at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, where he was taught by Lin Fengmian, Fang Ganmin and Wu Dayu. In 1948, he went with his wife Xie Jinglan (謝景蘭), a composer, to Paris to live on the same block in Montparnasse where the classes of Émile Othon Friesz took place. His earliest exhibitions in France were met with praise from Joan Miró and Picasso.

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1902, Sagua La Grande, Cuba – 1982, Paris, France

 

Four Hands for One Human Being, 1965

Oil on canvas, 93 х 63 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01781

 

Biography

Wifredo Óscar de la Concepción Lam y Castilla (Chinese: 林飛龍; Jyutping: lam4 fei1lung4; December 8, 1902 – September 11, 1982), better known as Wifredo Lam, was a Cuban artist who sought to portray and revive the enduring Afro-Cuban spirit and culture. Inspired by and in contact with some of the most renowned artists of the 20th century, including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Lam melded his influences and created a unique style, which was ultimately characterized by the prominence of hybrid figures. This distinctive visual style of his also influences many artists. Though he was predominantly a painter, he also worked with sculpture, ceramics and printmaking in his later life.

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1935, Belgrade, Serbia – 2019, Split, Croatia

 

Gallow, 1970/1971

Oil and tempera on canvas, 300 x 200 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 02172

 

Biography

Vladimir Veličković (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Величковић; 11 August 1935 – 29 August 2019) was a Serbian painter who spent much of his adult life in Paris. Veličković graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Belgrade University. From 1963 to 1966, he was an assistant in Krsto Hegedušić’s master workshop in Zagreb. In 1965, he was honoured with a prize at the Biennale in Paris, where he moved to the following year. Veličković gained public attention in 1967 with an exhibition at the Galerie du Dragon in Paris, which established him as one of the leading artists of the Narrative Figuration art movement.

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1906, Pecs, Hungary – 1997, Paris, France

 

IOL, 1958

Oil on canvas, 130 х 89 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 00259

 

In December 1964 our Museum received Vazareli’s artwork, one of the first that arrived. This artwork has been chosen by Victor himself as an honor to the newly established Museum.

Biography

Victor Vasarely (9 April 1906 – 15 March 1997) was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a “grandfather” and leader of the Op art movement. His work titled Zebra, created in 1937, is considered by some to be one of the earliest examples of Op art.

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1936, Cannes, France

 

Cut Across with Nods (“Chantournodee”), 1969

Plexiglass, metal wire, 40 x 30 x 18 cm

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: 01934

1919, Rodez, France – 2022, Nîmes, France

 

Painting (April 21, 1964), 1964

Oil on canvas, 73 х 100 см

Acquisition: Gift from the artist

Reference: 00586

 

Biography:

Pierre Jean Louis Germain Soulages was a French painter, printmaker, and sculptor. In 2014, President François Hollande of France described him as “the world’s greatest living artist.” His works are held by leading museums of the world, and there is a museum dedicated to his art in his hometown of Rodez.

Soulages is known as “the painter of black”, owing to his interest in the colour “both as a colour and a non-colour. When light is reflected on black, it transforms and transmutes it. It opens a mental field all its own.” He saw light as a work material; striations of the black surface of his paintings enable him to reflect light, allowing the black to come out of darkness and into brightness, thus becoming a luminous colour.

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1927, Brussels, Belgium |

 

Last Draught, 1963

Oil on paper on wood, 150 х 148 cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 01233

 

Biography

Pierre Alechinsky (born 19 October 1927) is a Belgian artist. He has lived and worked in France since 1951. His work is related to tachisme, abstract expressionism, and lyrical abstraction.

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