René G. HERMANN-PAUL

René-Georges Hermann-Paul (1964-1940) was part of the Parisian art scene, until he was not.  The prolific career of the artist started with illustrations for weeklies and with color lithography.  In both techniques his drawing talents are evident, and early on he revealed a style similar to that of Nabis artists.  Not much of a painter, he focused on social and political commentary in his illustrations and on esthetic renditions of similar subjects in his lithographs.  By the onset of the Great War, Hermann-Paul completely changed his style, focusing all of his efforts on woodcuts, both in color and black and white.  He continued to create many illustrations, though increasingly for books.  Finding himself no longer relating to the leftist ideals of Parisian artists after the war, Hermann-Paul spent much of the rest of his life on the outskirts of the capital, in the Camargue, all the while frequently traveling to Spain, Belgium, and once in a while his beloved Paris.  An extremely hard worker, Hermann-Paul’s output was staggering.

The Little Typewriters
$4,500

The Little Typewriters

HERMANN-PAUL, Rene G.

Les Petites Machines a Ecrire (original French title) Color lithograph printed on wove paper.References: Johnson 64; not in BN-IFF.Edition of 100, ...

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Escargots d'Omnibus Sold
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Escargots d'Omnibus

HERMANN-PAUL, Rene G.

Probable edition of 100. Monogram stamp on bottom margin (Lugt 1288) Published in the December 24 issue of "L'Escarmouche".

Nationalisme
$1,800

Nationalisme

HERMANN-PAUL, Rene G.

China ink, watercolor and colored pencil on thin wove paper.Preparatory drawing published in "Le Figaro", November 30, 1899, number 334, page 3.Ann...

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Le Cheval Blanc Sold
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Le Cheval Blanc

HERMANN-PAUL, Rene G.

Ref: BN-IFF 258-7. Edition of 40. Printed in 5 colors on "J Perrigot" wove paper. Signed and numbered in pencil. We add impressions of the 4 main i...

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[Dans la Chambre]
$1,500

[Dans la Chambre]

HERMANN-PAUL, Rene G.

Ink, watercolor and colored pencil on this wove paper. Most certainly a preparatory drawing for a publication; possibly the Figaro. This drawing is...

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Les Hymnes AlliŽs
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Les Hymnes AlliŽs

HERMANN-PAUL, Rene G.

Printed in five colors on MBM laid paper. Ref: BN-IFF 179. Published by "Le Nouvel Essor", Paris. This defiantly victorious image was published at ...

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The Commerce Hotel
$900

The Commerce Hotel

HERMANN-PAUL, Rene G.

Hotel du Commerce (original French title) Woodcut printed in five colors on Arches wove paper.Reference: BN-IFF 258-6.From the edition of 50.Signed...

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