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Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer, Jeune fille rousse
 
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TITLE:  Jeune fille rousse
ARTIST:  Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (French, 1865–1953)
WORK DATE:  1905
CATEGORY:  Works on Paper (Drawings, Watercolors etc.)
MATERIALS:  Pastel on paper
MARKINGS:  Signed, inscribed and dated top right: L Levy Dhurmer / Paris / 1905
SIZE:  h: 84 x w: 46 cm / h: 33.1 x w: 18.1 in
STYLE:  Romanticism
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Stair Sainty Gallery  +44 (0)20 7493 4542  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  In 1895, a show at the Petit Gallery, Paris, of around 25 pastel and 5 paintings, instantly established Lévy-Dhurmer’s reputation in Paris. One critic exclaimed ‘a youth, a debutant and also a master, asking rhetorically if the artist was ‘Symbolist, Mystic, or Romantic?’ Another critic likened him to ‘da Vinci, Botticelli and Memling, the ancients, the moderns…’ Lévy-Dhurmer continued working as a celebrated portraitist, draughtsman, pastelist and painter of religious, genre, symbolist and landscape paintings until the second World War.

Large scale gallery shows were organized to celebrate Lévy-Dhurmer’s career in 1927, and again in 1937; upon the artist’s death in 1952 a retrospective exhibition was organized by the French Museums in Paris. More recently again, a further exhibition was organised by the Louvre at the Grand Palais in 1973, Autour de Lévy-Dhurmer, to celebrate the acquisition of a group of major pastels which now hang in the Musée d’Orsay.
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