"Ivanna Lemaître (1893-1973)"
Drawing in black, gray and blue ink Signed lower right. He figures a naked couple sitting on the beach. Size of the work: 50X38 Frame dimensions: 67X49 Quality contemporary frame. Ivanna Lemaître is a Russian aristocrat exiled to Paris where she marries André Hubert Lemaitre, a fresco painter who will carry out many State orders, such as the Salon du Maréchal Lyautey at the 1931 Colonial Exposition, the Meudon church and many others. . During the German occupation, Ivanna Lemaître leaves for Nice where she settles definitively. She receives in her living room many famous people, Cocteau, Gide, Mauriac, Lifar and many others. She paints and draws a lot, but also makes decorative panels for the state or municipalities such as the School of Arts and Crafts in Paris. She died in 1973 and rests in the Russian cemetery of Nice.