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Laurens Henri
Henri Laurens was born in Paris in 1885. Impaired by tuberculosis when he was only 17, he is leg-amputated seven years later. First a stone cutter, he then becomes sculptor. In 1899,  he studies drawing. Henry Laurens will be strongly influenced by cubism he discovers as soon as 1908 at « La Ruche ». Attracted by the Montparnasse artists group, in 1911, he starts sculpting in a cubist way. Friend of Juan Gris, Picasso, Laurens is also extremely close to Braque (who considered Laurens as a brother). The artist who dedicates most of his work to the human face will destroy a lot of a artpieces only to leave the ones successfully accomplished. Artist recognized worlwide, his last 10 years production (« La Grande baigneuse », 1947, « L'Automne », 1948) will  be bought by the most famous museums. « His way of breathing, touching, feeling, thinking becomes object, becomes sculpture » will write Giacometti. Henri Laurens died in 1954 in Paris.

Bibliography : « Das druckgraphische OEuvre », Brigitte Völker, Ed. Brusberg, Hannovre, 1985

Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist. Galerie Louise Leiris Ed., Paris.

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12,9 x 17,8 cm
33,5 x 45 cm

Völker n°15


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Original signed lithograph de Laurens Henri : Reclining woman with raised arm
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