Francois Xavier Josse (1910-1991) - 20th Century Watercolour, Life Drawing Study
This study depicts a life-drawing class with a male model as the subject. Josse presents the model from the back so the viewer has a clear view of the artist studying him in the background.
Using watercolour, charcoal and sanguine, Josse creates depth in the figures placed against a blue, asymmetric background.On wove.
Even discolouration. Holes along the top edge from the artist's original sketchbook.
51.6 x 42.7cm (20.3" x 16.8")Sheet: 55 x 44.7cm (21.7" x 17.6")
From a substantial collection of figurative and other works by the French artist Francois Xavier Josse (1910-1991).
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Born in Nantes, France in 1910, Francois Xavier Josse was a French painter and sculptor who specialised in life drawings of nude female models.
He studied at Beaux-Arts in Nantes before moving to Paris to further his studies at the Academies of the Grand-Chaumière and the Colarossi Academy in 1930. A retrospective of his work was organised in Paris in 1989.
|Artist||Francois Xavier Josse (1910-1991)|
|Dimensions||51.6 x 42.7cm|
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