"Surrealism. Claude Lyr (1916, Bordeaux-1995, Brussels). "silver Tip". 1971."Wooden frame, gray. Dimensions 35 x 44 cm.
Dimensions of the drawing 27 x 35 cm.
Label on the back, Stephan Ray collection (Art critic). Titled "silver tip", dated 1971.
Claude Lyr, Belgian painter, designer and engraver was born in Bordeaux in 1916.
Son of the poet and essayist René Lyr and of a Polish mother.
Professor and then director of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels, he was also director of the Ixelles Art School and administrator of the Belgian National Council of the Plastic Arts Association.
Claude Lyr has participated in numerous exhibitions in Belgium and abroad.
His works are present in Belgian museums where they were acquired by the State and by the Cabinet des Estampes de Bruxelles.
But he also had amateurs abroad.
The painter had traveled a lot, in Africa (1955-1956) in particular. His works inspired by the African continent are exhibited at the Tervuren museum. Several books have been devoted to him.