Julien Outin (1923-2005) Two Women and a Plant
Watercolor, pen & ink, collage
Signed, lower right: “J. Outin 1984”
Provenance: Private collection, Paris
In a handcrafted frame from RG Les Cadres Gault, Paris
Framed with Museum Glass and all acid-free materials
Julien Outin, a painter and printmaker, was born in the picturesque village of Landernau in the department of Finistère in Brittany. He went to study in Paris as a young man and lived and worked there for the rest of his life.
His work was included in the 1992 exhibition at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris: De Bonnard à Baselitz - Dix ans d’enrichessements du Cabinet des Estampes, 1978-1988 (From Bonnard to Baselitz - Ten Years of Enrichment of The Print Room). His work is also in the permanent collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale.
In 1970, the French publisher Fayard brought out Ouvrages de Dames (Women’s Work), a humorous collection of collages/pen & ink drawings by Outin.
After the Second World War, Outin was part of a circle of young artists, many American, including Ellsworth Kelly (b.1923) and Avel de Knight (1921-1995), who were in Paris studying under the G. I. Bill. His long-time companion was the American composer of contemporary classical music, Eugene Kurtz (1923-2006).
FRAMED: HEIGHT: 14 in | WIDTH: 12 in
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 10 in | WIDTH: 7 in
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