Auguste Herbin artwork • painting • for sale Still life of pears and mistletoe
Quiévy (Frankrijk) 1882-1960 Parijs
Still life of pears and mistletoe
oil on canvas 38.7 x 61.2 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1921
This painting is for sale.
price range: € 25,000 - € 50,000
Auguste Herbin created a thematically rich oeuvre, including still lifes, portraits and landscapes. Stylishtically seen, he was also versatile, influenced by impressionism, fauvism, cubism and abstraction. Herbin went to Paris in 1901, in those days the center of the international avant-garde. Cubism became visible in his work from 1910 through his contact with Picasso and Juan Gris. Around 1925 Herbin started working abstractly. He was co-founder of the group Abstraction-Création (1931) and the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles (1947), and an important name in geometric-abstract painting. The painter Geneviève Claisse was his assistant in his last years and made the catalog raisonné of Herbin's oeuvre.