Lot 30

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JULES ALEXADRE GRÜN (French 1868-1934)
Still Life with Flowers and Porcelain
Oil on board
Signed lower right Grün
24 inches x 19.5 inches (61 x 50 cm)
Estimate:  $300 - 500   € 264 - 440
Price Realized: $563.00

Jules-Alexandre Grün, was a gifted French post-impressionist painter, illustrator, and poster artist. He was born in Paris, on May 25th, 1868. Grün was the pupil of Jean-Baptiste Lavastre, the famed theatrical decorator of the Paris Opera, and of Antoine Guillemet, a renowned landscape painter. Still life, portraits, and scenes of Parisian life were his favorite subjects. Today, however, Grün is probably best known for his work in the field of illustration, more specifically as a lithographer who became a master of Belle Époque poster art, working alongside Jules Chéret- who has been called the father of the modern poster. In the mid-to-late 1930s, Grün became stricken with Parkinson's disease, which served to isolate him from society, and greatly diminished his artistic abilities. He died in 1934.

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