Georges GUYOT (1885-1973): Leopards playing, etching & aquatint, 1930's, signed

 

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Georges-Lucien GUYOT (1885-1973) : Leopards playing. Etching & aquatint on 'Arches' velum paper. Signed lower left with pencil by the engraver 'E. Timar' and numbered '25/100'. Signer lower right with charcoal 'Guyot'.

1930's

Plate : 56 x 75 cm - 22 x 29 1/2 in
Printing plate : 39,5 x 63,5 cm - 15 1/2 x 25 in

History

Emeric TIMAR (1898-c.1950) : Hungarian engraver and illustrator. Settled in Paris in 1925. Student and collaborater of famous French engraver Jacques VILLON (1875-1963).
Emmanuel BENEZIT: Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Paris. Gründ. 1999. s.n. Timar.
OSTERWALDER, Marcus (dir.): Dictionnaire des illustrateurs. Editions Ides et Calendes, 2005. See tome III, 1905-1965.

Bibliography

Emmanuel BENEZIT: Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Paris. Gründ. 1999. Vol.6, p.618 s.n. Guyot.
Andre ROUSSARD: Dictionnaire des peintres à Montmartre. Paris. Editions A. Roussard. 1999. s.n. p.294-5.

Georges-Lucien GUYOT (1885-1973):
French painter of animals, landscapes, pastel drawer, engraver, sculptor and illustrator.
Guyot began his work at 13 years old, as his parents were poor he was unable to study art. He worked as a sculptor on wood for a furniture maker. Then he followed evening lessons at the School of Fine Art in Rouen (Normandy).
In 1918, he settled in Paris in the Picasso's Atelier at 'Bateau-Lavoir', after Picasso left Montmarte. He worked and spent all his life in this atelier till 'Bateau-Lavoir' burnt in 1970.
He exhibited paintings and sculptures in many Parisian 'Salons': Salon des Artistes Français, Salon des Indépendants, Salon d'Automne, Salon des Tuileries, Salon des Peintres Témoins de leur Temps.
Fascinated by wild life and animals he spent his time in 'Jardin des Plantes' to observe and study fauves, then translated in sculptures, paintings, engravings, illustrations, especially fauves, monkeys and bears. On of his bears sculptures is exhibited in Vincennes zoo.
In 1931, together with François Pompon, Charles Artus and Paul Jouve, they created 'The Group of Twelwe' which staid active till Second World War.
Very famous at his time, he realized a group sculpture 'Horses and dog' for Palais de Chaillot great basin in 1937. In 1943, Salon des Indépendant devoted a great exhibition to his work, bu he waited till 1970 to organized his first personal exhibition.
He created also animals forms for the National Manufacture of Sèvres and for Haviland in Limoges.
Painter, he was not limited only to animals, he did also landscapes from Rouen area, views from Paris area and Montmartre where he lived. He illustrated also 'De Goupil à Margot' by Louis Pergaud and 'Le Livre des Bêtes' by André Demaison.
He is know internationally known.

Sources:
Emmanuel BENEZIT: Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs. Paris. Gründ. 1999. Vol.6, p.618.
André ROUSSARD: Dictionnaire des peintres à Montmartre. Paris. Editions A. Roussard. 1999. s.n. p.294-5.

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