ABSTRACT LITHOGRAPH BY ARTIST HANS HARTUNG EDITED BY GALERIE DE FRANCE
Classically trained, Hartung (1904-1989) became a "Lyrical Abstractionist" in the early 1950's.
He moved from Germany to France when he was rejected from Nazi Germany on account of being a 'degenerate', because his painting style was associated with Cubism – an art movement incompatible with Nazi Germany's ideals. In 1935 when he attempted to sell paintings while visiting Berlin, the police tried to arrest him.
In 1947 in Paris he had his first solo exhibition. By the late 1950s he had achieved recognition for his gestural paintings, which were nearly monochromatic and characterized by configurations of long rhythmical brushstrokes or scratches. In 1960 he was awarded the International Grand Prix for painting at the Venice Biennale
This signed piece, is numbered 14 /75. edited by Galerie de France, Paris.
Lithograph is 22.25" x 29.75" as framed, 31" x 38".