Art Deco Engraving: Laszlo Barta Woman Portrait with Dove Bird Etching Bust
Please note traces of humidity, see photo. Laszlo Barta is a painter of Hungarian origin who studied at the Budapest Academy of Fine Arts from 1926 to 1933. He traveled to Paris as early as the 1920s, joining the Fauvist painters in Montmartre and Montparnasse, such as Matisse, Dufy, Gleizes, among others, with whom he formed friendships. Evolving from a Fauvist Expressionist style, he later embraced Cubism and ultimately joined the world of Abstraction. 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 meeting place for artists. The New York gallery of Julien Levy permanently exhibited the works of this artist alongside Braque, Picasso, etc.