MORIN-JEAN, Born Jean Alexis MORIN

The artist Jean Alexis Morin, known as Morin-Jean (1877-1940) is strangely still poorly understood today.  The twin facts that he came to art a bit later in life, probably around age 30, and that he died at the start of World War II, may both have contributed to this obscurity.  It is unclear how much Morin-Jean painted, but probably not that much.  That he was a prolific printmaker is far more assured.  Much of his output was for book illustrations, which were popular in France between the wars.  He did however, also engrave, etch and carve woodblocks to create fine art images.  He did so mostly monochromatically, but at times also in color.  Still lives, flowers, and quiet scenes of domestic life were his primary artistic refuges.

Flower Bouquet
$1,500

Flower Bouquet

MORIN-JEAN, Born Jean Alexis MORIN

Bouquet de Fleurs (original French title) White-line color woodcut printed on thin laid japon paper.Edition of 60.The artist also created a very si...

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A la Patte de Chat

MORIN-JEAN, Born Jean Alexis MORIN

Printed on laid paper. Edition of 50. Signed with the artist's stamp, as is usual for him, and numbered "4/50" in pencil.

Morin-Jean - Bouquet Printanier - flowers - drypoint
$800

Spring Bouquet

MORIN-JEAN, Born Jean Alexis MORIN

Bouquet Printanier (original French title)Handcolored drypoint on wove paper, n.d.Edition of 50.Signed and numbered "10/50" in pencil.

Morin-Jean - Fleurs des Champs - Wildflowers - pure line engraving
$500

Wildflowers

MORIN-JEAN, Born Jean Alexis MORIN

Fleurs des Champs (original French title)Pure line engraving on laid paper.Edition of 50.Signed and numbered "16/50" in pencil.

Morin-Jean - Panier de Fleurs - Flower Basket - drypoint
$400

Flower Basket

MORIN-JEAN, Born Jean Alexis MORIN

Panier de Fleurs (original French title) Color drypoint on Vidalon watermarked laid paper.Signed and numbered "1/2" in pencil.It is unclear whethe...

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