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Edgard Pillet

La..... de la commanderie, Tapestry

France, circa 1952


Pillet tapestr

Photo from Matthew Williams Photography & frenchCALIFORNIA.




Medium: Mechanically woven tapestry

Dimensions: 89.75 in high x 74.75 in wide

Woven in the Pinton workshop in Aubusson. The "commanderie" in the title refers to a property held by Pillet in the community of L'Île Bouchard in the Loire, France.

Titled in ink on the reverse: La..... de la commanderie Numbered in ink: 1/6
Signed at lower right.

Edgard Pillet was one of the most progressive artists of post-war Paris, internationally acclaimed for pioneering a new style of geometric abstraction. In 1950 he further championed the aesthetic revolution by founding with Jean Dewasne the extremely influential Atelier d’Art Abstrait on the premises of the Academie de la Grande Chaumiere. He settled for a long time in the United States, where he was professor at the University of Louisville (Kentucky), then at the Art Institute of Chicago. Painter, sculptor, architect, printmaker, muralist, working in the art of tapestry design, he participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions and received several major awards.

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