George Valmier, French, 1885-1937. 3 gouache on paper, approximately 18.6cm by 11.5cm ( 7.8" by 4.5" )all signed LR G. Valmier,are available as a group or individually.
Born and educated in France, Georges Valmier was a pioneer of the Cubist Movement. He studied with Luc-Olivier Merson at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts from 1905 to 1909. As early as 1911, he adapted the Cubist designs for practical application such as futuristic decorations for Marinetti’s theater.
He exhibited his works in Paris at the Salon des Indépendants. In 1932 Valmier joined the Abstraction-Creation group, and in this later period of his career created three large panels for the French railway SNCF company’s pavilion at the International Exhibition of 1937 in Paris.
Valmier was also an accomplished musician, and this love comes forth clearly in works throughout his career. In fact, beginning in 1919, he began giving his paintings musical titles such as Improvisation and Scherzo.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris
Salon des Indépendents, 1913, 1914, 1930
L’Effort Moderne, (1st one-man exhibition) 1921, 1922, 1928
Marcoussis & Oze, 1922
Contemporary French Art, Kunstlerhaus Vienna, 1926
Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1926, 1937
Katherine Dreier Gallery, New York, 1927
Galerie Hern Wolfsberg, Paris, 1930
Expositionm Internationale d’Art Nouveau Prague, 1931
Galerie des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1935
Galerie Fels, Paris, 1955
Galerie Thot Avignon, 1970
Galerie Melki, Paris, 1973
Paris-New York, Musée Beaubourg, 1977
Galerie Héraut-Bresson, Paris, 1980