'Composition with Circles III' by James Pichette (circa 1970s)
'Composition with Circles III', gouache on paper, by James Pichette (circa 1970s). A dynamic, lively abstract composition by an artist known for such stunning, vivid artworks. The painting is in good condition and has been newly framed and glazed. Initialed by the artist in the lower portion of the circle: 'JP'. Please enjoy the many photos accompanying the listing. Upon request a video of the artwork may be provided.
About the Artist: James Pichette (1920-1996) was a prominent member of the influential Abstraction Lyrique group in Paris during the 1950s and drew much inspiration from jazz music famously holding public performances painting with the accompaniment of live jazz bands. The abstract rhythmic compositions of jazz music generated a vivacity which Pichette sought to emulate and even surpass in his paintings, to achieve a euphoric sensorial experience. Throughout the fifties and sixties Pichette exhibited extensively in Europe and abroad, constantly developing and refining his form of lyrical abstract expression. In 1973 he was given a retrospective at Galerie Septentrion, and a second in 1974 at Galerie L’Art de la Paix. Pichette also collaborated on several urban projects merging art and architecture. He was championed throughout his career by Jacques Villon and Michel Ragon and achieved international critical acclaim. The artist is now represented in numerous major public collections.
Dimensions with frame:
H 38.5 cm / 15.2"
W 33.5 cm / 13.2"
Dimensions without frame:
H 26.3 cm / 10.4"
W 22 cm / 8.7"