"Cartoon. Maurice Henry. The 50's."Wooden frame (normal wear), ecru mat.
Dimensions with the frame: 38.5 x 26.5 cm.
Dimensions at sight of the drawing: 29 x 17 cm.
Dedicated: to Lucien Pluvinage with my old friendship.
Maurice Henry, born in Cambrai 1907 and died in Milan 1984, is a French poet, painter, designer and filmmaker.
In 1926, Maurice Henry, met René Daumal, Roger Gilbert-Lecomte, Roger Vailland who formed a kind of initiatory society called the "Simplistic sentences".
They founded together the review Le Grand Jeu, In 1933, he left Le Grand Jeu to join the surrealist group of André Breton and collaborated in the review Surrealism in the service of the revolution.
During the exhibition devoted to surrealist objects at the Charles Ratton gallery (Paris, 1936), he exhibited his Hommage à Paganini, a small violin surrounded by a Velpeau band.
From 1939 to 1951, Henry and Harfaux devoted themselves to cinema under the name of "Associated Gagmen" and participated as gagmen or scriptwriters in around twenty films, among which Madame and the Dead by Louis Daquin, 120 rue de la Gare, d after Léo Malet, Coup de tête, Les Aventures des Pieds-Nickelés, Bibi Fricotin, Au petit bonheur and The Honorable Catherine by Marcel L'Herbier.
Between 1930 and the year of his death, Maurice Henry is said to have produced nearly 25,000 drawings published in 150 newspapers and a dozen albums.