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Eugène Leroy Autoportrait, Circa 1960
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Details
Oil on canvas
73 x 60 cm (28.7 x 23.6 in.)
Submitted
Provenance
Collection Eugène Dodeigne, France
Additional Information

“Eugène Leroy is an important French painter of the second half of the 20th century who lived and worked in northern France.

His work remained largely unknown up to the early 80s until the German Art dealer Michael Werner who, influenced by Baselitz who had discovered Leroy’s works in Paris in the 60s, started to exhibit him internationally.

Leroy’s paintings have been unjustly associated with Expressionism or Neo Expressionism, mostly recognizable by his consistent use of the impasto technique. Often, Leroy worked for years on several works, covering the canvas with countless layers of paint.

Leroy’s earlier periods of the 1950s and 1960s haven’t been widely recognized because of a more traditional style; but even so, his genius and talent was acutely articulated at this early stage, moving naturally and constantly from figuration to abstraction. ”