Georges Mathieu

French (1921 - 2012)

Georges Mathieu was a French painter.
Based on ArtValue.ca records, Georges Mathieu's estimated art value is C$70,000 (*)

Georges Mathieu's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$25,000 - C$100,000, or even much higher.

From ArtValue.ca records, the highest price paid at auction for an oil painting work attributed to Georges Mathieu (1921-2012) was C$91,250 - paid for "Epau" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, Jul 15, 2020.
ArtValue.ca has 8 auction art sale records for their oil painting results, with prices in the range of C$25,000 to C$100,000.

In 1963 Georges Mathieu, by then well-known for pioneering the inclusion of performance in his painting practice, was invited to produce a live-action series of works for a Montreal television studio. Ten paintings and 30 gouaches on paper were soon the subject of the first of his solo exhibitions at the storied Dominion Gallery. Fluent in several languages and a student of law, philosophy and literature, Mathieu was a self-taught artist by 1942 before settling in post-war Paris in 1947. His earliest abstract paintings focused on amorphous forms and, long before his exposure to the work of Jackson Pollock and other “action” painters, he was already experimenting with drip techniques. He organized and participated in group exhibitions with his avant-garde contemporaries, including Jean Dubuffet, Jean Fautrier and Wols. His first tachiste paintings were assembled for his premier Paris exhibition in 1950 at Galerie René Drouin, and by 1952 his works were being shown internationally in prominent galleries and museums. Epau is a particularly striking example of Mathieu’s graphic agility and fearless application of contrasting hues in an image that is clearly dancing to its own lively rhythm!

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