Early-Mid 20th Century Color Lithograph


Suzanne Duchamp (1889-1963) 

Early-Mid 20th Century
Color Lithograph on Paper
26.75"x19.75" framed, 22"x15" unframed

Edition 42/220. Signed in plate lower right and pencil signed by the artist below that. Fair vintage condition, advanced sun damage/discoloration at bottom and right side. Framed in a contemporary wood frame with black finish using hand-cut archival spacers behind conservation clear glass.

From the estate of Edyth and Phillip Bassett. 

Suzanne Duchamp, was one of the many underrecognized female artists integral to the dada movement and contributed greatly to modern art. Younger sister to the incredibly influential artist Marcel Duchamp, Suzanne had close ties with the avant garde art circles of Paris and abroad. She held a particular fondness for the American art scene, becoming very close with New York artist, collector, and curator, Katherine Dreier. In the 1920s and 1930s, Dreier advocated for Duchamp’s work, including her pieces in a myriad of exhibitions in the U.S. 

In 1905, at the age of 16, she studied painting at École des Beaux-Arts in Rouen. Her early works reflect the spirit of experimentation, drawing from a wide range of artistic styles such as intimism, fauvism, cubism, and impressionism. In her early twenties, she engaged with the avant garde artists’ group known as the Société Normande de de Peinture Moderne in Rouen. It was this experience that largely influenced her work, incorporating experimental ideas and trends into her art practice. In 1919, Duchamp married the well known painter Jean Crotti, with whom she often collaborated on artistic projects. 

Her work is held in many modern art collections, most notably the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. 

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