Mai à Nice (after) Raoul Dufy, 1954
Artist: Raoul Dufy
Medium: Lithograph (before lettering), 1954
Dimensions: 28.75 x 20.25 in, 73 x 51.4 cm
Arches Paper - Perfect Condition A+
This lithograph was interpreted by Charles Sorlier, a Master printer at the Mourlot Studio who had been assigned to Raoul Dufy early on. The original painting from 1930 is still located at the Musee des Beaux Arts in Nice, France. This lithographic image before lettering (text) was created in 1954 for an exhibition at the Galerie des Ponchettes which is part of a network of municipal museums devoted to contemporary creation located in the old town of Nice. It is also known as the Dufy Museum.
During his life, Raoul Dufy traveled often within France, painting views of the Mediterranean city of Nice, as well as scenes of horse races and regattas. Throughout the 1920s, Dufy worked in a variety of materials, producing ceramics, tapestry hangings, and large-scale architectural decorations. His commission for the 26th Venice Biennale won him the International Grand Prix for painting in 1952, a year before his death on March 23, 1953 in Forcalquier, France.