Marie-Anne Camax-Zoegger. JACQUES BIELINKY.

No Copy in North America

Marie-Anne Camax-Zoegger.

24 collotype plates (one in rich color). [30] pp. 4to (289 x 230 mm.), orig. printed dust-jacket, uncut. Paris: Editions Le Triangle, 1935.

An extremely rare monograph on the influential artist, with illustrations of her early work; this is one of 400 copies printed on vélin Aussedat, from a total edition of 585. Camax-Zoegger (1881-1952) studied under Ferdinand Humbert at the Ecole des beaux-arts in Paris. She first exhibited at the Salon de la Société nationale des Beaux-Arts in 1909. Her marriage to the industrialist Alfred Camax in 1910 ensured her financial independence.

In 1930, she devoted herself to the recognition of women artists by founding the Société des Femmes Artistes Modernes. This group would count amongst its members Valadon, Laurencin, Cassatt, Chana Orloff, Tamara de Lempicka, and Suzanne Duchamp. It held annual exhibitions for its members from 1931 to 1938 and published exhibition catalogues. Camax-Zoegger and the Société were instrumental in organizing the show Les Femmes artistes d’Europe exposent au Jeu de Paume, “the first international exhibition devoted to women artists.”-P. J. Birnbaum, “The Exhibitions of the Femmes Artistes Modernes (FAM), Paris, 1931-38,” in Artl@s Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 1, Art. 10 (2019).

This work contains a long essay by Bielinky on Camax-Zoegger’s career and works, 23 of which are depicted. A table of the plates records exhibitions at which her paintings and frescoes were shown and their current owners. Plate 15 depicts the artist at the inauguration of her frescoes at the Ecole municipale de la rue des Bauches.

In fine condition. This is a rare work on a important woman artist and forceful advocate for her female colleagues. WorldCat locates no example of this book in American institutions.

❧ This book is not listed in Oxford Art Online’s entry for Camax-Zoegger. For more on the artist and the Société des Femmes Artistes Modernes see P. J. Birnbaum, Women Artists in Interwar France: Framing Femininities (2011).

Price: $950.00

Item ID: 7359

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