Fred ZELLER (1912-2003)
Man and Dog in the Dunes
Provenance Galerie Daniel Besseiche Paris.
A fascinating surrealist painting by the French painter Fred Zeller.
Fred Zeller was a Surrealist painter who studied art at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He came from a wealthy background and his political views were very much at odds with his roots. An ardent socialist and later a communist, he joined the Federation of Socialist Students of the French Socialist Party (SFIO) in 1931. He was elected Secretary of the Federation’s Seine Alliance in 1934 and became editor of the newspaper Révolution. He founded the Revolutionary Socialist Youth in 1935 after the Seine Alliance was expelled from the Socialist Party, visited Trotsky in Norway, and, along with André Breton, André Gide, David Rousset, Pierre Naville and John Rous, denounced the Moscow trials. Active in the Resistance during the Second World War, after 1945 he devoted himself to painting and to Freemasonry.
An extensive biography can be found at: fredzeller.fr/biographie/
33cm x 41cm (54cm x 62cm framed)
13 x 16 inches (21 x 24 inches framed)