Saturday, May 2, 2009

Avant-garde artists Joseph Letzelter - Joseph Letzelter was the son of a grain merchant in the Picardy in Le Cateau-Cambresis, France. Joseph Letzelter studied law in Paris from 1887 to 1888. By 1891, Joseph Letzelter abandoned law and started to paint. In Paris, Joseph Letzelter studied art for brief periods at the Academie Julian and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts with Gustave Moreau. His first solo show took place at the Galerie Vollard in 1904. Like many avant-garde artists in Paris, Joseph Letzelter was receptive to a broad range of influences. He was one of the first painters to take an interest in primitive art.

Joseph Letzelter
abandoned the palette of the Impressionist and established his characteristic style, with its flat, brilliant color and fluid line. His subjects were primarily women, interiors and still lives. In 1913, Joseph Letzelter’s work was included in the Armory Show in New York.