Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Louis Icart 1928 offset print...

In Posters and Prints > Prints > Show & Tell.
Posters and Prints1282 of 1989Louis Icart aquatint etching...Valerio Adami Print....
2
Love it
0
Like it

vintagemadvintagemad loves this.
thriftfanthriftfan loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

retro597
(41 items)

Louis Icart was born in Toulouse, France.

Icart fought in World War I. He relied on his art to stem his anguish, sketching on every available surface. It was not until his move to Paris in 1907 that Icart would concentrate on painting, drawing and the production of countless beautiful etchings, which have served (more than the other mediums) to indelibly preserve his name in twentieth century art history. When he returned from the front he made prints from those drawings. The prints, most of which were aquatints and drypoints, showed great skill. Because they were much in demand, Icart frequently made two editions (one European, the other American) to satisfy his public. These prints are considered rare today, and when they are in mint condition they fetch high prices at auction.

Art Deco, a term coined at the 1925 Paris Exposition des Arts Decoratifs, had taken its grip on the Paris of the 1920s. By the late 1920s Icart, working for both publications and major fashion and design studios, had become very successful, both artistically and financially. His etchings reached their height of brilliance in this era of Art Deco, and Icart had become the symbol of the epoch. Yet, although Icart has created for us a picture of Paris and New York life in the 1920s and 1930s, he worked in his own style, derived principally from the study of eighteenth-century French masters.

This print was an authorized offset print from 1928. Title is "Le Panier de pommes" translated means The Basket of Apples. His work is still reproduced today but the originals are those which are most desired.

Comments

  1. retro597, 3 years ago
    Thx thriftfan
  2. retro597, 3 years ago
    Thanks vintagemad.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.