From the Catalogue: Maria Helena Vieira da Silva
Signature: Signed by the artist in pencil and numbered 8 from the edition of 100 (aside from 45 hors commerce numbered in Roman numerals);, printed on velin d'Arches paper;, printed by Ateliers Georges Visat, Paris as part of Eddy Batache, 'La Mysticite Charnelle de Rene Crevel', Editions Georges Visat, Paris, 1976
Publisher: Ateliers Georges Visat, Paris
Maria Helena Vieira Da Silva rose to prominence as the best known Portuguese artist—and one of the few women—on the post-World-War II Paris art scene, and became the first female artist to receive the French government’s prestigious Grand Prix National des Arts in 1966. Within this “School of Paris,” as it was called, Vieira Da Silva represented a unique approach that was less gestural and more geometric than the dominant Art Informel style. She melded her early schooling with the French Cubist Fernand Léger with other modern styles, like Futurism and Constructivism, to create paintings that resembled abstracted urban grids and united multiple perspectives into a fractured sense of space.
Portugese, 1908-1992, Lisbon, Portugal, based in Paris, France