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GALANIS, DEMETRIOS [and] BUFFON, G.- L. LECLERC. "Histoire Naturelle".

Start date: 03/02/2012 09:00
End date: 21/02/2012 21:45
Estimation: 1500-2500€
Starting Price: 1.100€
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GALANIS, DEMETRIOS [and] BUFFON, G.- L. LECLERC. "Histoire Naturelle".
Genre: ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF ENGRAVING

Paris: Freres Gonin, 1939.
folio (372 x 297 mm). 67 pages.
 
Limited and numbered edition 1 - 225. Natural history by G. - L. Leclerc de Buffon. 39 etchings (6 full-page outside text, 17 within text, and 16 engraved drop caps). Luxury edition. Bookbinding: unseamed bi-fold sheets, paperback, soft covers, wrapper and case. Printed on watermarked paper. Oxidation spots. Uncropped.
French language.
[Bibliography: Mavrommatis page 510, Dictionary of Greek Artists volume 1 page 237,  B.N.F. 39860947]
[Galanis, Demetrios (1879 - 1966): Greek painter, engraver, sketch artist with an international career. Athens Polytechnic University graduate. Studied drawing with Greek painter Nikiphoros Lytras, studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris with teachers like F. Cormon and B. Constant. He published his drawings at the Soleil de Dimanche, Frou-Frou, Le Rire, Le Sourire, L'Assiette au Beurre, Le Canard Souvage, and others. In 1909 he settled at Monmarte and socialized with J. Gris, A. Matisse, P. Picasso, G. Braque, A. Derain.
Demetrios Galanis has had many solo exhibitions in Paris, London, New York, Alexandria, Cairo, Lausanne, Biennale of Venice, Thessaloniki, Athens. He has won many distinctions and awards. His works are located in Greece and abroad in many museums, galleries, banks and private collections. He has been a member of the Academy of Athens since 1950].

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