Copper engraving on paper by Claude Weisbuch Titled: The Key of the city, 1981

Original limited edition fine art print by Claude Weisbuch; From the series: Le grand siècle – Number II Titled: La clef de la ville – Le siècle des armes, created in 1981. (The great century – Nr. II The key of the city – The century of arms)

Copper engraving on Moulin du Gué paper signed in pencil by the artist on lower right and numbered on lower left. One of an edition of 200 signed and numbered engravings.

Work is framed

Dimensions: Paper: 37.5 x 50 cm – image: 28 x 37.5 cm – With Frame: 56 x 65 cm.

Price: 600 $ CAD (Canadian Dollars)

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Claude WEISBUCH (1927 – 2014)

Claude Weisbuch, born February 8, 1927 in Thionville and died April 13, 2014 in Paris, he is a French painter, draftsman and engraver.

Claude Weisbuch is a student of Camille Hilaire and André Vahl at the Nancy National School of Art. He is then appointed professor of engraving at the School of Fine Arts of Saint-Etienne.

In 1968, he became a full member of the Society of French Engravers and Painters.

His work is essentially devoted to engraving, by which he likes to translate, thanks to the line, the life, the movement and the character of his characters: polichinelles, harlequins, musicians or equestrian scenes. His favorite themes: theater, opera, equestrian, musicians, card players, kabuki dancers and many portraits.

Man appears as an obsessional theme in Weisbuch’s work, whether he strives to capture it in the mirror by contemplating his own image, or that he surprises him in the features of his visitors, or that he tries to decipher it among the masters of former times, which he venerates, Jacques Callot, Rembrandt or Honoré Daumier.

If he practices various techniques (lithography, dry point, etc.) that he puts at the service of the illustration of bibliophile books, he is also a painter and draftsman. His favorite colors are ochres, browns and whites, who he seeks to introduce as the effects of light by compositions where the line and finesse of the drawing preserve the world found in his engravings.

His precise and dynamic line delivers a work in motion and swirling. His works have the appearance of sketches unfinished, mixing few colors but a great vivacity of the line.

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