Jean Dubuffet / Supervielle, Large Banner Portrait / 1945Jean Dubuffet
Supervielle, Large Banner Portrait

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Creator Name: Dubuffet, Jean
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: French; 1901-1985
Creator Name-CRT: Jean Dubuffet
Title: Supervielle, Large Banner Portrait
Title Type: preferred
Title: Jules Supervielle grand portrait bannière
Title Type: alternate
Title: Jules Supervielle grand portrait mythe
Title: Supervielle grand portrait bannière
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1940
Creation End Date: 1950
Creation Date: 1945
Creation Place: Europe,France
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Modern and Contemporary Art
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: 51 1/4 x 38 1/4 in. (130.2 x 97.2 cm)
Inscriptions: not signed
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1950.1367
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice E. Culberg
Copyright: ? Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Context: This portrait of the Uraguayan poet Jules Supervielle (1884-1960) was executed while he was in Paris on one of his regular trips. In a letter to the Art Institute, the artist explained:"The work of this poet does not interest me very much; it is just by chance that I was induced to do his portrait, and this undertaking was not motivated by my having been particularly attracted by his work. However, I have to mention that his physical appearance (he is a tall, lean, stooping devil, whose head--tottering constantly--with the expression of a camel) seemed to lend itself to a portrait which might serve my intentions."
AMICA ID: AIC_.1950.1367
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 2000

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