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Category: Rare Books

GALANIS, DEMETRIOS [and] MERIMEE, PROSPER. "Carmen"

Start date: 03/02/2012 09:00
End date: 21/02/2012 21:30
Estimation: 1500-2500€
Starting Price: 1.100€
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GALANIS, DEMETRIOS [and] MERIMEE, PROSPER. "Carmen"
Genre: ILLUSTRATED BOOKS OF ENGRAVING

[Paris]: Editions Literaires de France, 1945.
4to (300 x 205 mm). 161 pages.
 
Limited edition and numbered 6 - 50. Luxury edition with 21 engravings (12 full page, 9 within text) and 36 engravings in 2 suites (18 on Japon paper and 18 on Velin de Rives paper). Bookbinding: unseamed issues, printed on watermarked paper, with wrapper and case.
French language.
[Bibliography: Mavrommatis page 512, Dictionary of Greek Artists volume 1 page 237, National Library of Greece NF-2568-Ν, B.N.F. 32442429]
[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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