Often touted as the last living student of Picasso, Marcel Mouly passed away in 2008 after a long life in the fine arts. He was studying art before the war, and progressed rapidly after it, becoming friends with the luminaries of the Paris art world. He studied with Picasso and Leger and Jacques Lipchitz, and was friends with Chagall and many others. Today he is regarded as a figure who carried on into the twenty-first century the torch originally handled by these giants. Cubism is clearly visible in many of the works, and the use of intense primary color builds upon it. By 1945 Mouly's works were hanging next to those of Matisse at the Salon d'Automne. The art world has embraced Mouly's works, with auction records over $70,000 recorded. After the 1950's he produced numerous lithographs, of which this still life in an interior, before a window, is an example. It measures 23" by 18" image, 33" by 28" framed behind detail-dulling non-glare glass. The artist has signed his name in pencil at lower right and numbered 134/225 left margin. The print appears clean, with normal age toning of the paper. The blue wood frame has some paint loss, not examined out of the frame. E?
Marcel Mouly (1918-2008) color lithograph by noted French modernist artist pencil signed abstract "Woman seated beside the table with vase"