Poster drawing Ernst Van Leyden Congress Alliance Indonesian portrait 1921

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Poster by Ernst Van Leyden * for the Indonesian Alliance and the 18th Study Congress, March 14-18, 1921 in Leidse Schouwburg, Leiden, with Javanese dances; on the back a pencil drawing representing the portrait of a young woman, probably study for a Javanese dancer, vintage 1920s twentieth century.

This poster is in good condition. Signed and annotated by the artist see photos.

A note: some tears on the edges of the paper, some small gaps, yellowing and spots of time, look at the pictures.

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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. He meets his wife, painter Karin and together will travel to many countries. 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 journeys and friendly encounters with artists. Celebrities of his time: Chaplin, Stravinsky, Brecht, Dali, Picasso ... 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.
Starting in 1947, Karin and Ernst van Leyden reconstituted a workshop in Paris. Finally, they acquire a ruin called "The Lieutel Enclosure" near Montfort-l'Amaury to turn it into a residence-studio. After 1955, the couple continues their stays abroad (Venice and New York), but a divergence of sensibilities is revealed: Karin enjoys working in Rome, Ernst preferring his "enclosure" of Montfort-l'Amaury where he will definitely settle in 1962.
As a famous artist, his works can be found in numerous international museums: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Tate Gallery, London, Guggenheim, Whitney Museum (New York), Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Boyemans Museum, Rotterdam, Santa Barbara Museum and museums of Budapest, Cairo, Lisbon, Rome ...

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  • Dimensions 110 cm x 80 cm