Marcel Vertes

Hungarian/French , 1895 - 1961

Birthplace: Hungary

Education: Academie Julian, Paris.

Career: His early works, finely observed, satirical views of the Parisian demi-monde, are in the spirit of Toulouse-Lautrec. His best work came out in the 1920s and 1930s; later, he became something of a "society artist" devoting himself to commission and "easy" subjects. Along with the lithographic suites 'Dancing' and 'La Journee de Madame', he is best remembered for his witty and beautifully drawn drypoint illustrations to novels by Zola and Colette, inter al.

Collections: His work can be seen at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and at museums in Luxembourg and Paris.


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