Engraved Art Deco: Laszlo Barta Portrait of a Woman with a Dove Bird Etching Bust
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 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 to Cubism, and eventually embracing Abstraction 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 house became an important meeting place for artists.
The New York gallery of Julien Levy exhibited this artist's works permanently alongside Braque, Picasso, etc.