"N ° 7 Gouache Attributed To Jean Leppien 20th Century"Gouache attributed to Jean Leppien, painter, lithographer, abstract illustrator. Born in 1910 in Lüneburg, Germany, naturalized French in 1953, died in Paris in 1991. He was a student at the Bauhaus in Dessau, pupil of Albers, Paul Klee and Kandinsky. He left Germany in 1933 with the arrival of Nazism and settled permanently in Paris. When he wasn't doing numerous paid art works for a living, his rare paintings deepened his previous research on the analysis of colors, geometric shapes and their reciprocal correspondences.
In 1939 he joined the Foreign Legion. Demobilized in 1940, he lived in hiding in Roquebrune. Resistant, arrested, deported, he was liberated by the Allied Armies.
Back to Paris, he found that all of his production from the Berlin period, like that of the settlement in France, had disappeared. In 1946 he participated in the first exhibition of Réalités Nouvelles. In 1949 Galerie Colette Allendy organized his first solo exhibition for him. It was followed by a hundred others in the world including in 1954 New York, Brussels, Milan. In 1997 Galerie Lahumière de Paris organized a retrospective of his work.
Gouache framed under glass.