A wonderful Art Deco lithograph of an eagle from the French artist Goerges Lucien Guyot.
It is signed in the bottom right "Guyot" and numbered "85".
We have had it framed with a German gold slip, a cream mount and a black lacquer frame.
These lithographs were produced by LeMatte et Boinot in 1937 in a limited edition of 200.
Georges Lucien Guyot
French painter, pastel drawer, engraver, sculptor & illustrator.
Guyot began work at 13 as a sculptor on wood for a furniture maker attending night school at the School of Fine Art in Rouen, Normandy.
In 1918, he moved to Paris, settling in Picasso's Atelier at 'Bateau-Lavoir', after Picasso left Montmarte. He worked & spent his life in this atelier until 'Bateau-Lavoir' burnt in 1970.
He exhibited paintings & sculptures at the Salon des Artistes Français, Salon des Indépendants, Salon d'Automne, Salon des Tuileries, Salon des Peintres Témoins de leur Temps.
He was fascinated by wild life & animals spending many hours studying them before creating the sculptures, paintings, engravings & illustrations.
One of his sculptures of a bear is exhibited at the Vincennes zoo.
In 1931, he joined with François Pompon, Charles Artus & Paul Jouve, to form ‘The Group of Twelve’ which was active until the Second World War.
He created animals for the National Manufacture of Sèvres & for Haviland in Limoges.
He painted landscapes of places in Rouen, views of Paris & its environs & of Montmartre where he lived.
He illustrated 'De Goupil à Margot' by Louis Pergaud and 'Le Livre des Bêtes' by André Demaison.
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