Very beautiful lithography in its original frame. Very beautiful lithograph in its original frame. Signed, titled, dedicaceted and dated. 9.8 \At eleven, Marchand lost his mother and kept an incurable wound.He went to high school with the Jesuits daix, where his father is a professor of mathematics and began painting at the age of fourteen, taking the Sainte-Victoire mountain to model his first watercolors. In 1926, André trades with his father and then comes to Paris where he does not know anyone. To earn a living, he works as a laborer in a building company. During four difficult years, he does not attend the school of fine arts but tirelessly the louvre.
He finds the Aix darius milhaud and binds, moreover, francis gruber and stone tal coat. In 1932, he began exhibiting at the Salon d'Automne, then at the Salon des Independants and revolved around the group \After a trip to Algeria in 1933, in biskra, near the desert, which makes a strong impression, he worked a few years on the shores of the Mediterranean, Toulon, Hyères and Saint-Remy-de-Provence.
At the arrival of the popular front, the painter signed the \He then composes the sets and costumes of the \In 1937, andré merchant receives, for the girl and the paralytic, the prize paul guillaume, destined to distinguish the talent of a young painter. This painting is part of a series of monochrome works in which unrelated hieratic characters are set in front of almost desert landscapes, in an atmosphere close to the metaphysical painting of chirico. Marchand worked in 1939 in the Pyrenees when he was mobilized and assigned in champagne to the General Gamelin headquarters. He must then cross France in June 1940 on foot and, strafed by fighter bombers, narrowly escapes to death. When he looks up, he is dazzled by the sight of a field of poppies.But the color does not change its palette. Demobilized and withdrawn to Aix-en-Provence, it compensates, for example, the bright red of a sky by the presence of three large black parks. Braque will congratulate Merchant: \André Marchand participates, with beaudin, berçot, bertholle, bores, coutaud, désnoyer, gischia, lapicque, lasne, lucien lautrec, legueult, moal, manessier, pinion, suzanne roger, singier, tal coat and charles walch at the exhibition twenty young painters of French tradition organized in 1941 in paris by bazaine. Settled in Paris in the first campaign, he was in 1943 one of the founders of the May Fair, which opened for the first time in 1945 and will participate for twenty years. In 1942 louis square exposes andré merchant who stays in saulieu during the winter of 1943, realizing his first paintings of snow, and works in the forest of fontainebleau. Aimé Maeght offered him a workshop in 1944 in vence then in the old cannes, he ordered fifty lithographs for black provence and offered him in 1946 the chance to be the first artist to open his gallery of the street of Tehran, risky bet because merchant is still unknown to the general public, but won: his girls are a great success and merchant exhibitions succeed each other throughout the world. At once, beloved maeght offers him to make a second exhibition the following year. But the Parisian public, who was considered a painter of provence in the relentless sun, seems disoriented by the new canvases which represent a complex plant world where light can only infiltrate. In 1946, the artist settled in Burgundy at the heart of the luxuriant vegetation of a primary forest. Shaken by this disavowal, merchant seeks to revitalize his native land in Provence. Jacques latour, the curator of the museum réattu darles, offers him to install his studio. From 1949 merchant finds most of his reasons in the Camargue where he constantly observes the bulls and flemish flights.
In 1950, he painted in Tuscany and Umbria and then became involved in his series of silent, still-life lives. While retrospective exhibitions of his work are presented in the Netherlands and Belgium, his paintings are an international success. Their rating is equivalent to those of dufy and chagall. It is difficult to understand under what circumstances a world-famous artist could later disappear from the media scene. Is Marchand a victim of his bad character?
He is, in fact, so demanding for the setting up of his exhibitions that some gallerists find it infrequent. Likewise, he refuses to be a professor of the fine arts, to be a member of the institute and to receive the legion of honor. To alleviate this isolation, his relatives around the world maintain a network of collectors of his paintings, which avoids the test of new exhibitions but further away from the public and the media. This solitary life led him in 1963 to embark on a semi-abstract painting to render, for example, the assaults of the Mistral on the city of Darles.
A trip to mexico and guatemala in 1967 allowed him to rediscover his taste for structured compositions in bright colors. To make all the variety of lights that he finds in 1957 in belle-île-en-mer, a merchant, after a series of paintings made between 1959 and 1963, uses from 1964 to 1972 a painting of which he is considered a master. Likewise, in his marine breathing he managed to make the complex movements of the ocean. Did Marchand have a clean wound?
He planned to install his foundation at the museum where he had worked. Learning this project, Picasso offered to this museum 56 drawings which made it impossible to install the foundation. And yet, the merchant had also revealed himself as an outstanding draftsman that Matisse admired. At the age of 90, a few months before his death, he showed an astonishing vitality that made him, every morning, ensure the shaping of his hand by reproducing the eddies of the Rhone.
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