Jean Picart Le Doux Plate, circa 1960, France
Jean Picart Le Doux Plate. Signed and numbered 7/150. Very decorative. circa 1960, France. Jean Picart Le Doux (1902-1982) Son of the painter Charles Picart le Doux, the self-taught Jean Picart Le Doux began in bookbinding and publishing, then in the graphic arts (posters and magazine covers). He won the Grand Prix for the theater poster at the Salon de l’Imagerie in 1943. It was then that, at the request of the decorator Jules Leleu, he began to produce tapestry cartoons for the decoration of the liner La Marseillaise. From the same generation as Lurçat, he became vice-president of the APCT (Association of tapestry painters cartonniers) and remained very close to Lurçat’s ideas. With more than 400 original tapestries produced during his lifetime, he is considered a grand master of Aubusson tapestry. In the 1960s, he joined the pottery of Sant-Vicens near Perpignan, succeeding Jean Lurçat. Mid-Century Modern (MCM) is a design movement in interior, product, graphic design, architecture, and urban development that was popular from roughly 1945 to 1969, during the post–World War II period. The term was used descriptively as early as the mid-1950s and was defined as a design movement by Cara Greenberg in her 1984 book Mid-Century Modern: Furniture of the 1950s. It is now recognized by scholars and museums worldwide as a significant design movement. The MCM design aesthetic is modern in style and construction, aligned with the Modernist movement of the period. It is typically characterized by clean, simple lines and honest use of materials, and it generally does not include decorative embellishments.
Height: 2.56 in (6.51 cm)Diameter: 17.52 in (44.51 cm)