Patrick White. Louis Kahan, Austrian/Aust.
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Patrick White

1975. Etching, editioned 15/40, titled signed and dated in pencil in lower margin, 50 x 33.5cm. Slight foxing to margins.

Louis Kahan had a long artistic career, commencing in Paris, where he first worked for a renowned couturier. He designed costumes and fashion for Josephine Baker, Collette and the Folies Bergere. Kahan met many artists including Matisse, Dufy and Vlaminck. He also worked as a freelance illustrator for magazines and journals. When he moved to Melbourne in 1950 his talent for portraiture was noted by Melbourne Herald art critic, Alan McCulloch. Kahan made portraits of Australians and celebrities which included Manning Clark, Arthur Boyd, Dame Joan Sutherland and Pavarotti. He won the Archibald Prize in 1962 with a painting of Patrick White. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL183-104

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  other currencies

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