Beautiful, colorful lithograph from Jacques Villon, titled "Le Pigonnier Normand, showing a peaceful village. The original artistic work was made in 1953 and lithographs were produced following this. Hence the signature in the print, followed by a hand signed signature in pencil by the artist. The lithograph is printed on Japon paper, adding an extra dimension to the overall presentation.
Jacques Villon (actually Gaston Emile Duchamp) was born on July 31, 1875, in Danville. He is the half brother of Marcel Duchamp and Raymond Duchamp Villon. His pseudonym was taken in honor of the French poet François Villon. From 1894 until 1906, he worked as a caricaturist and illustrator for several magazines in Paris. During this time, he produced many posters and cartoons. He turned towards painting after 1906 and was influenced by Edgar Degas, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. From probably around 1911, he was a member of the group of French artists known as "Section d'Or," along with his brother Marcel Duchamp, Albert Gleizes. After this time, he retreated to Puteaux, a village near Paris, to work in peace. He produced around 700 paintings. He became known mainly for his graphic design work. For a long time, he was considered a representative of Cubism, but today he is also recognized for his interesting connections with other art styles, such as Impressionism and Futurism. Villon passed away on June 9, 1963.
Dimensions without frame
H 16 in x W 23 in.