Gravure Art Deco Woman Laszlo Barta Erotic Nude Etching Bust. 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 also explored Cubism and eventually embraced Abstraction towards the end of his short life.He even studied mosaic art in Ravenna. During World War II, he showed bravery and resistance in Corsica. After marrying a woman from Toulon, they settled in Saint Tropez, where this large painting was created. Their house 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.