Offered by: Galerie Canavèse
21 Rue des Saints-Pères Paris 75006 , France Call Seller 33142605025


Oil on canvas by Henri Morez, Paris, France, circa 1979

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  • Description
    Henri Morez presents himself in this more intimate canvas where he appears in the background of the painting while his model appears in the foreground, in two different positions.

    An impression of calm, fervor, almost religiosity emanates from this representation of the artist’s place of creation, the note of color contributes to this impression while lightening the sometimes heavy atmosphere of Morez’s universe.

    Width: 118 cm (46.5 inches)
    Height: 82 cm (32.3 inches)


    Henri Morez (1922-2017)
    Painter and cartoonist, friend of Sempé, Uderzo and Gosciny.

    Henri Morez was noticed at an early age by painter Emmanuel Mané-Katz.
    Talented artist, from the age of sixteen, he exhibited at the Salon d’Automne since 1938, but the war destroyed his world. Denounced, his entire family was deported, and he never saw them again.

    Art and and humor became a means of survival for the artist. In the 50s, his cartoons were published in Le Figaro littéraire, Paris Match, Jours de France… At the end of the 60s, he returned to painting, where he managed to make a name for himself in the Parisian milieu. For his first major exhibition, he was in 1968 at the gallery of Katia Granoff, who had worked to the recognition of Chagall and Soutine.

    Henri Morez’s sometimes immense canvases, with their clean, geometric forms, bordering on abstraction, and a great mastery of gradation reinforce this sense of vertigo and eternal flight. A chosen solitude, necessary for his creation, Morez lives in opposition and violence in his studio in the rue Notre-Dame-des-Champs, which was once Mané Katz’s studio.He died in his studio in 2017.

    Some of his exhibitions:
    1968 Galerie Katia Granoff
    1969 Galerie Christian Hals
    1971 Centre culturel de Paris
    1974 Galerie Transposition
    1979-87 Galerie Claude Hemery
    1980 Musée de Saint Maur
    1982 Galerie du Cercle
    1983 Galerie du Capricorne
    1987-90 Galerie Forum des Arts
    1988 Galerie de Sèvres
    1989 Galerie Ariane
    1993 Galerie Jean Tour
    199 Galerie Sylvie Autef
    2009 Galerie Larock-Granoff
    2013 Galerie Schwab Beaubourg
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: France
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Canvas, paint
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: Circa 1979
    Styles / Movements: Modernism
    Incollect Reference #: 734806
  • Dimensions
    W. 46.46 in; H. 32.28 in; D. 1.57 in;
    W. 118 cm; H. 82 cm; D. 4 cm;
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