January 22, 2008

Claude Weisbuch : the art of movement

Claude Weisbuch, born in Thionville in 1927, studies at the National School of Fine Arts in Nancy. He then is appointed as engraving's teacher at the School of Fine Arts in Saint Etienne. He begins to make a name in the late fifties by imposing a recognizable style built on the movement. In 1961, four years after his first exhibition in Paris, he receives the Annual Art Review award. He encounters an international success, notably in Japan.
The painter who likes especially the theme of the opera, theatre and equestrian universe illustrates in 1982 for The Cent-Une edition (Society of Bibliophiles Women), a text by Tolstoy, Le Cheval. The book is decorated with six original engravings characteristics of the blow and vivacity that the artist brings to his subjects.

Currently, the librairie Loliée offers :
  • Weisbuch (Claude) - Tolstoï (Léon). Le Cheval. Paris, Les Cent Une, 1982. In-4, in leaves, publisher box. Édition decorated with 6 original plate engravings by Weisbuch. Limited edition to 131 copies Moulin de Larroque paper signed by the artist.