**SPECIAL SALE - Jean Charlot (French, 1898-1979) - Limited Edition Lithograph "El Volador" - Well-Listed, Well-Loved Artist - image 1 of 8

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Jean Charlot, (born February 7, 1898, Paris, France—died March 20, 1979, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.), French-born muralist, painter, and book illustrator who was known for monumental frescoes that show the influence of Mayan art. Although he was born in Paris, and descended from parents he later described as “sundry exotic ancestors” – his father, a French businessman reared in Russia, and his mother, with her French, Mexican and Jewish lineage –, he was especially drawn to the Mexican part of his heritage. From the age of two, Charlot was surrounded by pre-Hispanic antiquities.
We have two biographies at the end of this listing.

Artist: Jean Charlot (French, 1898-1979)

Title: El Volador

Medium: Lithograph.

Size: Image 13 7/8 by 10 inches; 16 3/4 by 12 3/4 inches (sheet); Matted to 14 x 18 inches.

Ed. 250.

Circa: 1948.

Signed: Lower right, in pencil.

Published by Associated American Artists, New York

Condition: Sheet is hinged at top corners. Slight overall paper discoloration and faint foxing. Small tear to mat lower right. There appears to be no major visible condition issues to note. Not framed.

**Please note that the physical colors of this item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting and the background used.

The following biography is from The Jean Charlot Foundation.

Jean Charlot, 1898-1979, was a distinguished artist, teacher, art historian, and playwright. He was born in Paris and moved to Mexico in 1921, where he played an instrumental role in the Mexican Mural Renaissance, completing the movement's first mural in true fresco in 1922-1923. After working as an illustrator for an archeological expedition in the Chich’en Itza, Mexico, he came to the United States in 1928, where he worked as an artist, professor, and writer; moving to Hawaii in 1949. The prolific Charlot created 74 murals and monumental sculptures; over 1200 oil paintings; 772 original prints; 51 published books, plays and portfolios; many illustrations for books; and numerous scholarly and popular articles.

Among the honors bestowed on Charlot was the election by the Royal Society of Art, London, as a Benjamin Franklin Fellow in 1972. In 1976, the Hawaii State Legislature presented Charlot with the Order of Distinction for Cultural Leadership. In June of that year, Charlot was among a distinguished group of persons recognized by the Living Treasure Committee, sponsored by the Living Treasure Committee, sponsored by Honpa Hongwanji Mission, for "contributions to Hawaii's culture and the preservation of Hawaiiana." Charlot, known as "Palani" or Frenchman among his Hawaiian friends, was named a "Living Treasure" for his paintings and murals showing his deep appreciation of Hawaii's culture.
Thanks to The Jean Charlot Foundation.

The following biography is from Britannica:
Jean Charlot, (born February 7, 1898, Paris, France—died March 20, 1979, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.), French-born muralist, painter, and book illustrator who was known for monumental frescoes that show the influence of Mayan art.

Charlot, whose mother was of Mexican descent, moved to Mexico City in 1920. There he painted frescoes for the Mexican government with artists such as Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco. From 1926 to 1929 Charlot was the staff artist for a Carnegie Institute archaeological expedition in the Yucatán. Moving to the United States in 1929, he taught at many schools—including the Art Students League in New York City, the University of Georgia, and the University of Hawaii—until 1966.

Charlot’s fascination with Mayan art is evident in his bold use of color and in his reduction of living figures into such elemental geometric shapes as circles, cubes, and cylinders. His works often deal with mythical and religious themes. Of more than 40 murals by Charlot, most notable are his frescoes. In Mexico City he painted Fall of Tenochtitlán (1922) at the National Preparatory School and two panels, The Washerwomen and The Pack Carriers (1923), at the Ministry of Education Building. Frescoes at the University of Georgia include a three-panel work on the arts (1941–42) and two panels at the Commerce-Journalism Building, Anno DMI 1519 Emperor Montezuma’s Scouts Cover America’s First Scoop and Anno DMI 1944 Press and Cameramen Flash on the Spot News, World War II (1943–44).

Charlot also painted on canvas, sculpted, wrote about art, and illustrated many books for adults and children. Of the books he authored, The Temple of the Warriors at Chichen Itzá, Yucatan (1931; with E.H. and A.A. Morris) and Mexican Mural Renaissance, 1920–1925 (1963) address the major influences on his art.
Thanks to Britannica.


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ITEM ID
Jean Charlot Lithograph - El Volador 08860
GENRE
Impressionist and Modern Art
MEDIA
Lithograph
THEME
French, Mid-Century Modern
WIDTH
13" (33 cm)
HEIGHT
17" (43 cm)
ORIGIN
France • French
AGE
Mid 20th Century
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

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