Vintage surreal colour lithograph by Felix Labisse, "Blue women". . Numbered; 94/100, not dated but probably around 1970 in a beautiful period correct original aluminium framing. . Measurements 44 x 32 cm.
He divided his time between Paris and the Belgian coast from 1927.
he met James Ensor
, who influenced his work. Beginning in 1931 he designed for the theater.
His paintings depict fantastical hybrid creatures, and are often erotic. He painted the first of a series of blue women in 1960; among them is the Bain Turquoise
He was the subject of a film by Alain Resnais
, Visite à Félix Labisse
(1947). In 1966 he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts
. In 1973 his paintings were shown in a retrospective exhibition at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
. He died in Neuilly-sur-Seine
Félix Labisse, born March 9, 1905 in Marchiennes and died January 29, 1982 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, was a French surrealist painter whom the surrealists, however, refused to recognize as one of their own. On the fringes of André Breton’s movement, he was linked in 1947-1948, because of his friendship with Christian Dotremont, to the adventure of revolutionary surrealism. From the early 1940s, his work was recognized and supported by Robert Desnos, Paul Éluard, Philippe Soupault, Jacques Prévert. Patrick Waldberg devoted an important monograph to him in 1970. In addition to his career as a painter, Labisse pursued a career as a decorator for theater, dance and opera.