L'arbre dans la ville is an original artwork realized by Léopold Survage in 1920. Hand signed in pencil on the lower right margin, with a stamp of the artist's atelier. Very good conditions.
Passepartout included (cm 23 x 29); wood frame included (cm 28 x 34).
Watercolor on a yellow sheet, representing a tree and an abstract geometrical composition. On the foreground, some geometrical volumes represent an urban landscape, some green leaves and a stylized tree in a geometrical shape. As many other Russian artists at that time, Survage used abstract shapes and colors to evoke musical sensations.
Léopold Survage (1879 – 1968) was a French painter with Finnish origins. He started as a pianist because his father had a piano factory. In 1901, he entered the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In 1902, he exhibited with Alexander Archipenko and with Natalia Goncharova. In 1908, he travelled to Western Europe and visited Paris where he worked as a piano tuner and painter. In 1910, he exhibited for the first time in Paris with the Jack of Diamonds group in Moscow. In 1911, he finally exhibited at the Salon d’Automne. In 1963, he was introduced into France’s Légion d’Honneur.
Signature: Hand signed in pencil on the lower right margin, with a stamp of the artist's atelier.