AYMÉ Alix (1894-1989) Portrait probably... - Lot 1 - Vasari Auction

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AYMÉ Alix (1894-1989) Portrait probably... - Lot 1 - Vasari Auction
AYMÉ Alix (1894-1989) Portrait probably of Michel and François Drawing on paper (folds at bottom right and small tear at top right) 47 x 55 cm Note : Drawing to be compared with the one reproduced in Alix Aymé Une artiste peintre en Indochine 1920-1945. page 70. éditions Somogy 2012. Alix Aymé had two children from her two marriages, Michel born in 1926 and François born in 1933. The first was killed in 1945 by Japanese forces. The second returned to France with his parents the same year. Biography: Alix Aymé was born in 1894 in Marseille. She apprenticed with Desvallière and especially with her master Maurice Denis, a member of the Nabis group. She participated under his authority, the decor of the theater of the Champs-Elysees. With her friend Valentine Reyre, she worked in the Sacred Art workshops of Maurice Denis and produced numerous woodcuts to illustrate several books. In 1920 she married her first husband Paul de Fautereau-Vassel and went with him to Hanoi and Shanghai. They returned to Paris but Alix Aymé left him and went back to Asia with her son. In 1929, she was commissioned by the General Government of Indochina for a two-year mission in Laos. During this period she executed, among other things, the mural decoration of the reception room of the Palace of H.M. Sisawang-Vong, King of Luang-Prabang. During this journey she collected important documentation which was displayed in the Laos pavilions of the Colonial Exhibition. She was the first European woman to face the forest and the Laotian bush. In 1931 she married Lieutenant Colonel Georges Aymé in Paris. After a return to Asia, she learns new techniques, notably lacquer. From 1934 to 1939, she was appointed professor at the Indochina School of Fine Arts where she actively contributed to the revival of the art of lacquerware alongside Joseph Inguimberty. After a short stay in Paris at the beginning of the war in 1938, she left for Asia and returned permanently to France after the tragic death of her son Michel in 1945. She continued to work until the end of her life in 1989. Bibliography: Pacal Lacombe and Guy Ferre - Alix Aymé, une artiste peintre en Indochine 1920-1945 - Editions Somogy 2012 Alix Aymé - Le monde coloniale illustré n° 110 - October 1932 - p178 and 179 Press - Newspaper L'avenir du Tonkin of November 17, 1935 Press - Le Journal - A French woman in Laos - August 3 to 7, 1932
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