Tapestry after a cardboard by Maurice André, French artist (1914- 1985)
France, Aubusson, Picaud workshop
Woven in wool and cotton (cotton warp and wool weft)
Workshop mark on the lower left, woven signature of the artist on the lower right
Presence of a bolduc
Maurice André creates cartoons for tapestry from 1943 including Œuvres Monumentales for the Council of Europe (1955) and, in 1964, for the Casino de Cannes. In 1949 he became a member of the Association of Tapestry Painters and Cartoonists. Then in 1958, he received the Grand Prix International de Création for the French Pavilion at the Brussels exhibition. He realized numerous commissions, both private and institutional.
The exhibition catalog: Aspects of contemporary tapestry (1) , tells us that "From 1940 to 1945, after the war, he [Maurice André] stayed in Aubusson. There he met Gromaire and Jean Lurçat and quickly became interested in tapestry. His first carton ″ Aubusson″ dates from 1943 ".
(1) Exhibition at the cultural center of the great -ensemble, city of La Courneuve, from 15 to 23 October 1966