Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Artist

André Masson

Nationality

French

Artist Dates

1896-1987

Title of Work

Moon

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Date of Work

1938

Medium

Color lithograph

Edition #

Published in Verve Art Publication, Paris

Signature

Lower left

Height

13 7/8"

Width

10 1/8"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Displayed: SMHS Art Gallery, 2nd Floor

Location

School of Medicine & Health Sciences Building

Artist Bio

André Masson was a French artist born in 1896. Masson studied at Académie royale des beaux-arts and the École des arts décoratifs in Brussels at the young age of 11. Drawing on inspiration from nature from his childhood, Masson is best known for adding his Surrealist flair of altered states of consciousness and creativity to his works. Works by André Masson can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and several other collections internationally.

Additional Information

Masson’s works Sun and Moon were both created for and featured in an edition of Verve Magazine, along with several other cosmologically themed pieces by other artists.

This piece was created during Masson’s rejoining of the Surrealists in 1936. Masson had initially left the group in 1929 before rejoining in 1936, he would eventually fully sever himself from the group in 1943.

Additional lithography related to the work on verso.

Tag: JSP Estate Collection

Work included in 'School of Paris' exhibition, 2019.

Condition

Very good, tape on verso in corners

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