André Lhote (1885 – 1962) French Artist and Illustrator

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André Lhote (1885 – 1962) was a French painter, illustrator, teacher and art critic.

Early Life and Education

Lhote was born 5 July 1885 in Bordeaux, France, and learned wood carving and sculpture from the age of 12, when his father apprenticed him to a local furniture maker to be trained as a sculptor in wood. He enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux in 1898 and studied decorative sculpture until 1904.

Whilst there, he began to paint in his spare time, and he left home in 1905, moving into his studio to devote himself to painting. He was influenced by Gauguin and Cézanne and held his first one-person exhibition at the Galerie Druet in 1910, four years after he had moved to Paris.

Biography

After initially working in a Fauvist style, Lhote shifted towards Cubism and joined the Section d’Or group in 1912, exhibiting at the Salon de la Section d’Or. He was alongside some of the fathers of modern art, including Gleizes, Villon, Duchamp, Metzinger, Picabia and La Fresnaye.

The outbreak of the First World War interrupted his work and, after discharge from the army in 1917, he became one of the groups of Cubists supported by Léonce Rosenberg. In 1918, he co-founded Nouvelle Revue Française, the art journal he contributed articles on art theory until 1940.

Lhote taught at the Académie Notre-Dame des Champs from 1918 to 1920, and later taught at other Paris art schools—including the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and his own school, Academy André Lhote which he founded in Montparnasse in 1922. His students included Henri Cartier-Bresson, Conrad O’Brien-ffrench, Elena Mumm Thornton Wilson, Kristin Saleri, Adamson-Eric, Simon Elwes, William Crozier, William Geissler, William Gillies, Kuno Veeber, Charlotte van Pallandt, Wesley E. Johnson, Sava Šumanović,[citation needed] Margaret Lefranc, Shirley Russell, Gwyneth Johnstone, Paul Kane, Julie van der Veen, Michael Wishart, Lino Spilimbergo, Amalia Nieto, Héctor Sgarbi, Tamara de Lempicka, Sarah Marindah Baker, Genevieve Pezet, Nancy van Overveldt and Helen Stewart.

Lhote lectured extensively in France and other countries, including Belgium, England, Italy and, from the 1950s, also in Egypt and Brazil. In Egypt, Lhote worked with Effat Nagy using Egyptian archaeology as subject matter for their work.

Recognition

His work was rewarded with the Grand Prix National de Peinture for 1955, and the UNESCO commission for sculpture appointed Lhote president of the International Association of Painters, Engravers and Sculptors.

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Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing. https://amzn.to/3ElmSlL

Wikipedia contributors. (2021, December 6). André Lhote. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21:58, December 30, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Andr%C3%A9_Lhote&oldid=1059012252

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    Artist Roza Khamitova recently completed her latest series Shovava, which involved creating countless numbers of drawings and paintings. There were so many of them, they were barely fitting under her bed. So she decided to put them to use by transforming her toilet.Read More →

  • Pure, perfect Pulp Fiction Book Art Covers

    Pure, perfect Pulp Fiction Book Art Covers

    The rise of “pulp fiction” in the United States began as a flashy offshoot of the sudden and unprecedented democratization of reading that followed the upheavals of the Civil War. Soaring literacy rates among the working class joined with new technologies of paper production, created a thriving market for accessible, entertaining stories in an inexpensive,…

  • MADI likes to draw happy fox

    MADI likes to draw happy fox

    MADI thatvoidesign lives in Austria and enjoys drawing happy animals.Read More →

  • Danica Gim – Poetry Becomes Art

    Danica Gim – Poetry Becomes Art

    Danica Gim combines her poems with her own art. The positive response has been so overwhelming for her she is excited that she can bring her own illustrations to you through her online shop. Her style is heavily inspired by European influence, the continent that she grew up in. Danica has a love for mythology,…

  • Artist Inserts Her Fat Cat Into Famous Paintings From Around The World

    Artist Inserts Her Fat Cat Into Famous Paintings From Around The World

    Like cats? Artist Svetlana Petrova sure does. So much so that she’s inserted her fat cat named Zarathustra into famous paintings from around the world. No painting is safe from an appearance the ginger feline, including works by Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch, and Johannes Vermeer.Read More →

  • Mantra’s Trompe L’oeil Murals Encase Enormous Butterflies in Vintage-Style Boxes | Colossal

    Mantra’s Trompe L’oeil Murals Encase Enormous Butterflies in Vintage-Style Boxes | Colossal

    Working with entomologists around the globe, the French street artist known as Mantra (previously) transforms brick facades and concrete walls into massive studies of local butterfly specimens. With framed outer edges that mimic a wooden box, Read More →

  • Cracked Portraits by Taisuke Mohri

    Cracked Portraits by Taisuke Mohri

    ‘Cracked Portraits’ is an ongoing series of illustrations by Japanese artist Taisuke Mohri. The realistic hand-drawn portraits are overlaid with a pane of cracked glass, which contributes to the ethereal, surrealistic aspect of these artworks.Read More →

  • Lucien Rollin designed bedroom at World Fair NY 1939

    Lucien Rollin designed bedroom at World Fair NY 1939

    Lucien Rollin was a French Designer. He designed a bedroom in the French pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. He was active in the Salons of the Société des Artistes Décorateurs – 1928-1937.Read More →

  • Max Gradl fine jewellery in the decorative arts style

    Max Gradl fine jewellery in the decorative arts style

    Max Joseph Gradl is a German architect painter, graphic artist and designer. He was born in Dillingen an der Donau. Between the 1888 and 1892 he studied at Kunsgewerbeschule, Munich under Theodore Spiess.Read More →

  • Retro-futuristic Illustrations by Tishk Barzanji

    Retro-futuristic Illustrations by Tishk Barzanji

    Tishk Barzanji is a visual artist based in London, United Kingdom. The work of Tishk Barzanji touches on the modernism movement, and surrealism. Inspired by his childhood in Kurdistan, and later moving to London in 1997. Read More →

  • 20+ Retro Sexy movie Posters

    20+ Retro Sexy movie Posters

    These retro sexy posters are fun loud and gaudy.Read More →

  • Art Direction by art director Hal Pereira – 5 iconic Films

    Art Direction by art director Hal Pereira – 5 iconic Films

    Hal Pereira (1905-1983) was a notable art director for Hollywood films from the 1940s through the 1960s. Born in Chicago, Pereira started in theatre design in that same city before moving to Los Angeles and working for Paramount Studios as a unit art director. Read More →

  • KAWS engages people across cultures

    KAWS engages people across cultures

    KAWS is the renowned Brooklyn based artist whose practise includes painting, sculpture, printmaking and design. He is considered one of the most relevant artists of a generation. His influential work engages people across generations with contemporary art and especially opens popular culture to a young and diverse audience. Read More →

  • Type Hike: typographic posters that celebrate American national parks

    Type Hike: typographic posters that celebrate American national parks

    Type Hike is a collaborative design project that take a look at the US national parks from a typographic perspective. 60 designers have each created a poster about a national park, type being the main graphic tool used for each poster. Read More →

  • The Frick Collection – Online Exhibitions You May Have Missed

    The Frick Collection – Online Exhibitions You May Have Missed

    The Frick Museum is housed in the former residence of the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick the Frick Museum has a fine collection of Italian and French Renaissance furniture and breathtaking paintings by such famous artist as Rembrandt, Goya, Ingres and Monet.Read More →

  • Drawings of Daily Resistance from the 1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Drawings of Daily Resistance from the 1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott

    In the spring of 1956, two young artists from Brooklyn noticed that something momentous was happening in the South.Read More →

  • Turn Yourself Into Your Favourite Painting With New Filters on Google Arts & Culture

    Turn Yourself Into Your Favourite Painting With New Filters on Google Arts & Culture

    The Google app that brought you virtual museums and let you turn your house into your very own art gallery now has a way to turn you into a work of art yourself. On Wednesday, Google Arts & Culture launched their Art Filter app, which allows users to turn themselves into iconic masterpieces.Read More →

  • 10 Amazing DIY Bike Rack Ideas You Just Have To See

    10 Amazing DIY Bike Rack Ideas You Just Have To See

    From a triangular work of art to a bookcase that doubles as a bike rack, these are the gorgeous bike storage solutions you need to upgrade your apartment. For many of you, your apartment might be that safe and convenient bike storage solution. Until it’s not, and you trip over your bike on the way…

  • “Erotic Mehndi”: The Incredible Henna Art By Mary Ginkas

    “Erotic Mehndi”: The Incredible Henna Art By Mary Ginkas

    Erotic henna is a new form of art that celebrates the feminine body, highlighting the natural beauty of women, usually done around the chest, belly, legs and back, it became popular when the work of the Russian henna artist Mary GinkasRead More →

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