'The Racoon' by Michel Debiève (1956)
'The Racoon', monotype ink on art paper, by Michel Debiève (1956). Raccoons are round, fuzzy creatures with bushy tails and a black mask of fur that covers their eye area. These animals look like cute, cuddly bandits, but they can be fearsome when approached. This depiction by the artist Debiève, is of the more cuddly variety. It was printed in 1956 and sports an original pencil signature by the artist in the lower right hand. It is newly framed and glazed with anti-reflective glass. Upon request a video of the piece may be provided.
About the Artist: Michel Debiève was born in 1931, along with his twin brother Raymond, in the North of France. Very early, encouraged by their father, the two young brothers discover their creative sides. After the war, their new step-father bought them their first art supplies: paints, easels and palettes. Later came formal studies at the School of Fine Arts in Valenciennes where the quality of their artwork was quickly recognised and awarded. After two years of painting stained glass for church windows in the early 1950s, the brothers went their separate ways for over 60 years. Michel painted in the very West of France in the city of Nantes and brother Raymond in Provence. Michel Debiève's artworks have been on exhibit in Paris: Galerie Mai, Galerie du Siècle, Galerie La Demeure and at La Porte Ouverte where he rubs shoulders with many renown artists. His works also form part of the collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in Nantes and Valenciennes.
Dimensions with frame:
H 32.5 cm / 12.8"
W 40 cm / 15.7"
Dimensions without frame:
H 21.5 cm / 8.5"
W 29.5 cm / 11.6"