HENRI MICHAUX (1899-1984)


Belgian-French painter and poet, Michaux was born in Namur, Belgium and studied medicine at Brussels University. After a stint in the merchant navy Michaux began writing in 1922. In 1924 he moved to Paris and after seeing works by Klee, de Chirico and Max Ernst produced his first oil paintings. After a period of extensive travel, chronicled in the books Ecuador and A Barbarian in Asia, Michaux began exhibiting extensively in Paris galleries while continuing to write prolifically. In 1960 he won the Einaudi Prize at the Venice Biennale and in 1965 he was awarded the Grand Prix National des Lettres in recognition of his services to painting and literature, but he refused to accept it. Michaux is not easy to classify, either as an artist or as a poet. His twin oeuvres are completely individual and do not fit into any of the established artistic categories. For him, painting began where poetry left off.

 

 

 

 

 

 


E247-Untitled composition

lithograph: black

347 x 243 mm

Signed lower right: H. Michaux

Lower left: 17/60

Date: 1974

Reference: Mason, Rainer Michael & Christophe Cherix., Henri Michaux, Les Estampes, 1948-1984, 1997 (106)

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E248-Untitled composition

lithograph: black

253 x 183 mm

Signed lower right: H. Michaux

Lower left: 15/60

Date: 1974

Reference: Mason, Rainer Michael & Christophe Cherix., Henri Michaux, Les Estampes, 1948-1984, 1997 (120)

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E249-Untitled composition

lithograph: black

215 x 263 mm

Signed lower right: H. Michaux

Lower left: 49/70

Date: 1984

Reference: Mason, Rainer Michael & Christophe Cherix., Henri Michaux, Les Estampes, 1948-1984, 1997 (197)

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E250-Untitled composition

lithograph: black

292 x 246 mm

Signed lower right: H. Michaux

Lower left: 5/70

Date: 1984

Reference: Mason, Rainer Michael & Christophe Cherix., Henri Michaux, Les Estampes, 1948-1984, 1997 (200)

Custom matted and framed


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E251-Untitled composition

lithograph: black

302 x 250 mm

Signed lower right: H. Michaux

Lower left: 10/70

Date: 1984

Reference: Mason, Rainer Michael & Christophe Cherix., Henri Michaux, Les Estampes, 1948-1984, 1997 (202)

Custom matted and framed


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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