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The Square Tower

LURCAT, Jean (1892 - 1966)

The Square Tower

Date: 1927

Media: oil on board

Size: 45.9 x 54.9 cm

Acquired: 1978; Bequest; Dr F.H.K. Green

Accession Number: NMW A 270

Originally from Bruyères in the Vosges, Lurçat came to Paris in 1900. As a young artist, he was impressed by Cezanne and the German Expressionists. Subsequently he became friendly with Picasso and Apollinaire. Following a visit to Spain in 1924, Lurçat produced lyrical landscapes with Surrealist overtones, such as this work. During the later part of his career, he specialised in designing tapestries.

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