Lithography Ursula Kluth Karin Van Leyden Abstract composition 1967 XXth

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Color lithograph representing an abstract composition, signed Ursula Kluth * (sister of Karin Van Leyden **), dated 1967 and mention "Handdruck" (manual printing). Provenance Ragnar Van Leyden.

This lithograph is in good condition. Signed lower right. She is one of Karin Van Leyden's younger sisters.

A note: slight yellowing on paper, fold on the left side, see photos.

* Ursula Dietzsch-Kluth (nee Kluth, 1911 in Berlin)

is a painter and graphic designer of German origin. She has two sisters Charlotte and Karin, also a painter and who will marry Ernst Van Leyden. From 1928, Ursula Kluth learned painting, art history and printing techniques. From 1931 to 1934, she studied at an evening academy in Paris. She lived in the district of Saint-Germain, painted and drew the remaining time. Ursula Kluth married in 1938 Hans Hubert Dietzsch junior, called Peter, a businessman from Cologne. In 1948, Ursula Dietzsch-Kluth returned to Cologne. She resumes her editing work, and also makes theater drawings, advertisements and book illustrations and illustrated reports. From 1963 to 1975, she worked as an art teacher at Empress Theophanu School. Ursula Dietzsch-Kluth also wrote autobiographical texts.

** Karin van Leyden (1906-1977)

Born in Germany, Karin studied at the "Kölner Werkschule" in Cologne where she was taught by R. Seewald and J. Thorn Prikker. Married to Ernst van Leyden with whom she has lived and worked in France, Portugal, Great Britain, Italy, New York, Hollywood and Mexico. The couple will also travel a lot to Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. They also spent a lot of time at the Ernst Paris studio and in their home on the Loosdrecht Lake in Holland. With Ernst, Karin met several of her contemporaries, for example Marc Chagall, Jules Pascin, Ossip Zadkine and Francis Picabia. She exhibited at the Georges Bernheim Gallery in 1929. In 1932, after the birth of their son Ragnar, the young family moved to Rio do Milho in Portugal. In 1947, Karin and Ernst seek new inspiration and leave for an extended stay in Mexico, to immerse themselves in the ancient Mayan culture. In 1957, after their definitive return to Europe, and return trips between Paris and Venice, Ernst bought an abandoned farm outside Paris: Lieutel de L'Enclos. The location is too isolated for Karin, who can not paint landscapes. She prefers Italy, its life and exuberance. After 30 years of creative intimacy, the two artists take different paths. From 1953, she worked on oils on canvas then on collages. Karin van Leyden will eventually die in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1977.

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  • Dimensions 50 cm x 70 cm