Art Deco Engraving: Laszlo Barta's Portrait of a Woman with a Dove Bird and Etched Bust
Please note traces of humidity, see photo. Laszlo Barta is a painter of Hungarian origin who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest from 1926 to 1933. He traveled to Paris in the 1920s, joining the Fauvist painters in Montmartre and Montparnasse, such as Matisse, Dufy, Gleizes, among others, with whom he formed friendships. Evolving from an Expressionist Fauvist style, he later embraced Cubism and ultimately Abstract art towards the end of his short life. He even studied mosaic in Ravenna. He showed bravery and resistance in Corsica during World War II. After marrying a woman from Toulon, they settled in Saint Tropez, where this large painting was created. Their home became an important gathering place for artists. The New York gallery of Julien LEVY permanently exhibited this artist's works alongside Braque, Picasso, etc.