Ink of China Alain Ghertman caricature soldier Nazi officer war 1972

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Ink of China signed Ghertman * representing a caricature of a Nazi officer soldier of the Second World War, dedication "For Aline - Ghertman" and date 1972. Provenance Ragnar Van Leyden.

This ink is in good condition. Signed and dated lower right.

A note: stains and yellowing on the edges of the paper, tiny traces of creases, slight wear of time, see photos.

* Alain Ghertman (1946):

Self-taught, he is currently a painter and cartoonist for "Chained Duck". After having worked in various professions, including modeling, he published his first press drawings and caricatures of politicians in "Constellation" and "L'Humanité" in 1969. Since then, he has collaborated or collaborated with numerous newspapers. His painting is strongly influenced by the deportation and execution of part of his family for acts of resistance. In 1975, he gets help at the first exhibition of the State Secretariat for Culture. Since 1975, he has personally and successively exhibited in the Parisian galleries of Daniel Gervis (founder of the FIAC) DM Sarver and Clivages, as well as in the galleries of Jean-Claude Seine in Nîmes, and Antoine de Galbert in Grenoble.

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** Ernst Van Leyden (1892-1969):

Painter of Dutch origin. Until 1914 he studied at the Academies of Fine Arts in Rotterdam, Brussels, Berlin and London. First of all close to expressionism, he did not realize his first abstract work until 1948. From his three studios in Los Angeles, Venice and Paris, he led a life of incessant travel and friendly encounters with celebrities. of his time: Chaplin, Stravinski, Brecht, Dali, Picasso ... His travels in Vallauris inspired him later to work as a ceramist. His work is recognized and bought by the greatest museums in the world. In the 1950s, he practiced large format collage in the same spirit as Jasper Johns or Rauschenberg, and applied to "reveal the secret life" of the materials he uses.

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 44 cm x 56 cm