Tapestry after a cartoon by Jean Picart Le Doux
France, Aubusson, Hamot workshop
Woven in wool and cotton (warp in cotton, weft in wool)
Signature of the artist at the bottom right oh the tapestry
Born in Paris in 1902 and died in Venice in 1982, Picart Le Doux was a self-taught painter who began his professional life in bookbinding and publishing. In 1933, he approaches the graphic arts and advertising. He met Lurçat in 1939, but made his first cartoon for tapestry in 1943. A founding member of the Association of Tapestry Cardboard Painters (APCT), he created numerous cartoons and obtained commissions from the State, local authorities and French and foreign companies. He will be professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He took part in several international exhibitions and was represented in the collections of several museums, including the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (Jean Cassou, Max Damain, Renée Moutard Uldry - 1957 - La Tapisserie Française et les Peintres Cartonniers, p.120).