Jean Carzou | 1965 Colour Etching - Title Bateau au Sec
Carzou Etching Description
This original print by French-Armenian artist Jean Carzou (1907-2000) is an etching in colour titled Bateau au Sec (Boat in Dry). It is signed and dated (1965) in the lower right of the image. In pencil is numbering (172/300) and En Bretagne (In Britain) in the lower right corner of the sheet.
Jean Carzou, Lines as the Architecture of his Art
Born Karnik Zouloumian in Aleppo, Syria, this artist made his way to France where he graduated in architecture. He then attended the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, an art school in Paris as an autodidact. He changed his name to Carzou by using the syllables of his first and last name and then adopting the French nickname Jean. He began painting influenced by Cubism but eventually abandoned this to establish his own unique style. Connecting lines to represent cities, buildings, boats, figures, etc. was an obvious influence from his architectural studies.
Etching Dimensions and Condition Details
Image size: 14 1/8” x 9 1/2”
Sheet size: 22 1/4” x 15”
Condition: There are soft handling creases around the margins but all well away from the image. There are two pinholes (registration marks) in the image that are not visible due to the busy nature of the image. Overall it is in very good condition.
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