Jeunes Peintres Français et leurs Maitres (September 1942-March 1943). Jacques GUENNE, organizer.

Addressed to Willi Raeber

Jeunes Peintres Français et leurs Maitres (September 1942-March 1943).

Black & white illus. throughout. 74, [1] p. 8vo, pictorial wrappers with flaps, stitched. Geneva: 1942.

Rare catalogue for a traveling Swiss exhibition of French painters. The show occurred in the middle of World War II and had stops in Geneva, Zurich, Bern, Luzern, and Basel. Organized by the critic and writer Jacques Guenne (1896-1945) and supported by the Association française d’action artistique, the exhibition presented the work of Valadon, Vuillard, Bonnard, Matisse, Dufy, Derain, de Vlaminck, Braque, Lhote, Utrillo, Tanguy, Lurçat, etc., etc. The painters are divided into thematic categories. A number of pictures are reproduced within the catalogue.

Near fine copy, with a printed invitation mailed by the Kunsthalle Bern to Willi Raeber (1897-1976), a former employee of the museum and by the time of this exhibition an established art dealer. It should be noted that Raeber, vice president of the Swiss dealer association, abetted the Nazi looting of art. Also laid-in is a check-list of paintings removed and added from the Kunsthaus Zurich leg of the exhibition.

Price: $350.00

Item ID: 7851