Roger (Bissiere) Bissière & Marcel Fiorini, 1960's

'L'arbre de vie (arborigène 1°)'

'The tree of life (aboriginal cuisine 1°)'

Rare original colour aquatint, pencil signed

Limited edition

Product Code: 141129-2
£200.00
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'L'arbre de vie (arborigène 1°)'

The tree of life (aboriginal cuisine 1°)

original limited edition colour mixed media etching

print number 17 of a small edition of only 50 impressions

pencil signed

Bissière

Marcel Fiorini; 1922 - 2008, Algerian/French, born Guelma (Algeria) and died in Bois-le-Roi, is a non-figurative painter and a French engraver of the new School of Paris recognized particularly for new etching processes in intaglio on wood, linoleum or plaster that has developed and used since the 1950s.

Roger (Jean-Edouard) Bissière; 1886-1964, French artist, designed stained glass windows for Metz cathedral and several other churches, one of the best-known French artists of the 1950s and 60s. He started his career as a journalist, writing art reviews for the Parisian weekly 'L'Opinion' He began exhibiting paintings in a cubist style around 1918, and in 1920 wrote the preface to a book on Georges Braque, the first monograph on that artist. Bissiere was closely associated with the cubist momvement. Bissiere's son, Marc-Antoine, also became a well-known painter and graphic artist, who worked under the pseudonym Louttre B.

This piece is noted elsewhere as attributed to Roger Bissiere but it was his son Marc-Antoine Louttre-Bissiere; 1926-2012 who had an association with Marcel Fiorini having studied together.

This superb etching with aquatint and richly inked blockwork is bright and unfaded, with excellent coloured ink lines and fine detail. The image size measuring approximately 25 cms. x 51 cms. (10  x 20 ins.) printed within a strong  plate mark and impression. Printed on a wove paper sheet size 38 cms. x 62 cms. (15 x 24½ ins.) with full margins, BK Rives watermark and deckle edges.

Signed in pencil by the artist beneath the image with the edition 17/50, also signed 'Fiorini Sculptavit' in the image.

Unframed and unmounted,  the condition of the image and sheet is very good with edge wear and handling marks condusive with age.

Cat: 141129-2