This 1950-60s figurative lithograph on paper is by French painter and illustrator Louis Henri Jean Charlot (1898-1979). Charlot was born in Paris but spent much of his career in Mexico where his mother's family originated. In 1921, he and his mother left Europe to settle in Mexico City. He met Fernando Leal (1896-1964) and shared his studio with him. He also started avant-garde woodcuts and, after Leal's invitation, participated in the founding of Mexican muralism with his fresco "The Massacre of the Templo Mayor" (1921-1922), in front of Fernando Leal's "The Dancers of Chalma" (1921-23). In his fresco Charlot portrayed himself, Leal and Rivera. He also worked as an illustrator during the excavations at Chichen Itza under Sylvanus Morley. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Hawaii State Art Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the Isaacs Art Center (Waimea, Hawaii) and the University of Hawaii at Manoa library are among the public collections having works by Jean Charlot.
19250-60s Lithograph on Paper 25.75"x29.75" framed, 10"x14" unframed
Framed in a restored vintage Mid Century style wood frame with a black and cream finish using archival matting behind conservation clear glass. Good vintage condition.