Fabulous large scale color woodblock print by French Modernist Jacqueline de Butler. Shows a classic mid-century modern geometric composition in rich blue, red, and green colors. Signed and editioned along lower edge.
Jacqueline Valentin (Debutler) born October 7, 1928 in Compiègne in the Oise, is a French artist whose areas of artistic expression are painting, printmaking and sculpture. Jacqueline Valentin grew up in a wealthy family who were in the business of industrial wood and sawmills. She studied at the School of Fine Arts of Amiens, France. Her early works are signed Valérie Lacroix, inspired the name of La Croix Saint Ouen, a village near Compiègne, where her parents’ sawmill was located. In 1957, in Amiens, she married Patrick Butler of Ormond, a surgeon hand specialist, and takes the pseudonym Debutler as artist name. In 1981 she divorced Patrick. Jacqueline Debutler moved to Paris in 1967 and enrolled at the Johnny Friedlaender workshop in order to follow further studies. Alongside her Parisian activity in her studio in the Rue Croulebarbe, she works and exhibits in the south of France, particularly in La Garde-Freinet (cf. Nice-Matin, July 21, 1989). In 1976, she was contacted by a Grimaud gallery to participate in an exhibition with Victor Vasarely. The success of her works in the United States has repeatedly led to her being named as American artist. Among its close: Jacques Rigaud and his wife Dominique (the latter is the godmother of her daughter Pascale); Gillou Brillant (1935-), Jacqueline Badord (1917-2013) and Olivier Descamps (1920-2003) with whom he happens to participate in group exhibitions. Collections and Exhibitions include: The World bank Art Society Modern graphics, Washington DC, 1971 Françoise Woimant, Contemporary Printmaking at the National Library, Paris, 1973.
Dimensions With Frame
H 39 in. x W 31 in. x D 1.75 in.
Dimensions Without Frame
H 37 in. x W 28 in.