For sale here is a fine original vintage 1950s signed color lithograph by French artist Annette Ollivary (b.1926) numbered 63/90 and signed in pencil at front as shown. Whimsical design of a child with dogs and birds etc. Here's a brief bio of the artist that I found online...
"Annette Ollivary was born in Marseille on December 12, 1926. As a child she spent vacations on her family’s small farm on the Côte-d’Or of Burgundy. Ollivary studied painting in Paris at The Académie Julian. Many who see her works compare them to the works of Post-Impressionist Naïve master Henri Rousseau, however, the resemblance is only superficial, Ollivary had not seen Rousseau’s works when she began to paint and an attentive study of her canvases reveal that she paints in a manner that is distinctly her own. There is nothing primitive or naïve about Ollivary’s works. Every line and brush stroke is exact, giving a sense of composition, a planned use of color and a solid foundation of design. Ollivary’s paintings depict a world that is linked to a Golden Age, a lost Garden of Eden. Her forests and fields are filled with creatures of the jungle living together in peace, benign lions and tigers living as the pets of bemused children playing in the forests. All animals, from sheep to birds to dogs, gambol freely around the children without fear of the beasts who ordinarily are enemies. Monkeys swing through the heights of the tropical trees. Flowers of all colors bloom in profusion, bathed in the calm and limpid air. Placid ponds and murmuring brooks of crystalline clearness traverse these enchanted forests. Sometimes Ollivary introduces the ocean in her paintings, but when the sea is depicted, its waves are graceful additions to the harmony of the composition, without any hint of the terror and death that can lie in an ocean storm." (Source: Findlay Galleries)
Watermarks include "BFK Rives" paper and "GG" for a French graphics society. This same lithograph sold at auction in New York city in 2005 for $1600. Measures 22" by 15" as shown. Excellent vintage condition with one pinhole about an inch below the image area in the margin only visible when held up to the light, and very slight edgewear. This artwork has never been framed and will ship rolled in a tube. Please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
This is one of several vintage original graphic artworks that I am listing in my store. I have acquired this artwork, along with many other works of graphic art, from the estate of the former gallery owner Eric Locke from San Francisco. Locke was originally born in Germany in 1887, his father was a high-court judge, and his mother was a German aristocrat at the court of Kaiser Willhelm. In 1923 Eric Locke moved to Hollywood where he was given a part in the silent epic "Merry-Go-Round" by the great Eric von Stroheim. For several years after that he was the personal assistant to Ernst Lubitch, the famous German producer. In 1952 he moved to San Francisco, and shortly after that opened his gallery in an old Victorian mansion. The Eric Locke Gallery was famous in it's day for championing the graphics arts by established and up and coming artists from around the world, and was one of only two galleries in San Francisco that sold graphic arts when it opened, the other being the world-famous Gumps. They were also famous for having modernist sculpture shows that drew talent from around the world and included some of the great local Bay area talent of that era as well. The Eric Locke gallery was open from 1955 to 1965, though all the artworks were acquired prior to 1964, when the proprietor had a stroke and was no longer able to run the business. After closing the gallery in 1965, these artworks were placed in storage until the present. Eric Locke passed away in 1969 at the age of 82. I have a fair number of photographs of old exhibition advertising, newspaper clippings and other ephemera for this gallery and a number of the artists it represented, and am willing to share this material with serious buyers.
ORIGINAL Lithograph Annette OLLIVARY France Signed Numbered 63/90 Child & Dogs & Birds
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