Vintage 1954 Raoul Dufy "Portrait of M. Nico Mazaraki" Offset LithographGOLDEN RULE GALLERY VINTAGE ART
A beautiful vintage first edition art print of the oil painting Portrait of M. Nico Mazaraki (1932) by Raoul Dufy. This lithograph is from a first limited American edition folio published in 1954 - the year after the artist's death. It is nearly a period piece. Printed on one side only and hand tipped-in on a sheet of heavy paper.
Information regarding the original painting will be found by lifting the plate.
Image: 8.2" x 10.4" tipped in on heavy paper.
Raoul Dufy has swiftly become a new favorite of mine. This passage written by Sam Hunter sums him up in a delightful little snapshot.
"After painting as a Fauve, Dufy was in turn influenced by Cézanne and the Cubists. He continued following along the paths of modern art with a sprightly and charming step all his own during the next decade, developing a personal idiom that emphasized graphic elements, that was tender and decorative in color, and that gave a witty and worldly twist to the serious art of his time. He painted a sophisticated and pleasure-loving world with a curiously innocent and detached eye, in piquant colors and with an ingenious, faintly mocking line."