The Cardplayer

The Cardplayer
Artist:
Louis C. Marcoussis (French, 1878-1941)
Date:
1921
Medium:
Color lithograph on wove paper 
Dimensions:
comp: 8-7/8 x 7 in. (22.5 x 17.8 cm); sheet: 9-3/4 x 7-7/8 in. (24.8 x 20.0 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Museum, The Blue Four Galka Scheyer Collection 
Accession Number:
P.1953.289 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Museum 
Not on View
Description

Marcoussis was influenced first by the Impressionists and then by the Fauves, but in 1910 his friendship with the Cubists Picasso and Braque directed the course of his art from then on. He exhibited with the Cubists in 1912 and contributed to the first exhibition of the Section d'Or. Since this lithograph was exhibited in the first California exhibitions organized by Galka Scheyer, it is probable that she brought it with her from Europe in 1924.

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