The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, published a lush coffee table book of the greatest French Art Deco artists who make up its collection at the Met, and who have earned the esteem of collectors and museums worldwide. One of them is Parisian Paul Vera (1882-1957), (French Art Deco pub 2014, pp 224-237), whose paintings, tapestries, woodblocks, and graphic designs for textiles and wallpapers defined much about French taste in the Art Deco era. Of Vera’s work, the Met writes, “Vera’s robust, ruddy figures – in contrast to the elegant, lithe sophisticates generally associated with Art Deco – personify the very spirit of France as embodied in the stalwart yet humble peasants who for centuries worked the land.” This is a rare Vera, an etching from a watercolor c. 1925, so vibrant it will make you smile! Framed under glass, and pencil-signed at the lower left. We purchased this lovely piece in France. 56cm tall by 45cm wide.
French Art Deco Paul Vera Etching of Flowers, c. 1925 Metropolitan Museum of Art