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Jef van Tuerenhout " Face of a Woman " Artist's proof Silkscreen print, ca 1970 - Pignolet Gallery

Jef van Tuerenhout " Face of a Woman " Artist's proof Silkscreen print, ca 1970


Serigraph by Jef van Tuerenhout "Buste de femme érotique" signed lower right and annotated "E.A." (for Épreuve d'Artsite) lower left (see images). (for Épreuve d'Artsite) lower left (see images).
Framed (90 x 70 cm) in gilt aluminium.
In perfect condition.

  • Creator / Artist / Designer:Jef van Tuerenhout (1926-2006) 
  • Signature / Monogram:Signed "Jef van Tuerenhout" lower right + "E.A." lower left
  • Period:20th Century / Mid Century / ca 1970 
  • Country of Origin:Belgium
  • Dimensions (H x W):78 x 54 cm
  • Weight:4 Kg
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Expressionism, Magic Surrealism
  • Materials:Paper
  • Price:850 €

  • Pick-up:Free
  • Belgium Delivery:50€
  • France Delivery:100€
  • Europe Delivery:150€
  • Worldwide Delivery:250€

Biography:
Jef van Tuerenhout (Mechelen 1926 - Wenduine 2006) was a Belgian painter, sculptor, ceramist, engraver and jewellery designer. Considered to be Belgium's last surrealist, his work is abundant and international. He studied painting and sculpture at the Académie St-Lucas in Brussels, where he was awarded the Académie's Prix d'Honneur.
In 1949, he took part in the group exhibition "Hedendaagse Schilderkunst in België" with Pol Mara, Paul van Hoeydonck, Jan Cox and Gaston Bertrand.
He moved to Antwerp in 1952 and then to Ostend, where he joined the anarchic world of Ostend artists from the bistro "La Chèvre Folle" (Etienne Elias, Yves Rhayé, Willy Bosschem, Roland Devolder, Hubert Minnebo, Lismonde, etc.).
He took part in the group exhibition "Ensor, Permeke, Spilliaert et la peinture contemporaine" in Ostend in 1955 and presented graphic works and sculptures for the first time at his 1966 exhibition in Brussels.
He then devoted himself exclusively to depicting feminine mysticism, sophisticated and complex, bathed in light and darkness, in a sensual, erotic and magical-realist style.
Like Paul Delvaux and Félix Labisse, he gradually created his own archetype of the majestic, inaccessible, irresistible, enigmatic, intriguing, seductive, refined and sensual woman. His partially nude female figures are deliberately depicted with elongated hands, often wearing an iron quiver around their necks and majestic hats.
During his exhibitions, he rubbed shoulders with famous artists and friends such as Salvador Dalí, Corneille, Karel Appel, César, Max Ernst, Fuchs, Paul Delvaux, Jacque Brel...