Engraved Art Deco: Laszlo Barta Portrait of a Woman with a Dove, Etched 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, he transitioned through Cubism and eventually embraced Abstraction towards the end of his short life. He even studied mosaic in Ravenna. He showed bravery and resistance in Corsica during the Second World War. 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.