A THOUGHTFUL GLANCE
Pastel and gouache: 105 x 72 cm / 41.3 x 28.3 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of women’s portrets and posters; illustrator and pastellist.
The only information we have of Léon Heymann is the visual record of the few music hall posters (“Ba-Ta-Clan” and “Peggy Angelo”) and portrets by his hand that have survived. Within his small œuvre his style was very varied, with some of his posters being soft, boudoir-style images in the vein of Louis Icart or rather strong modernist caricature.
First half of the 20th Century
Catalogue Swann Galleries, New York 2004.