Berman, Eugene [1899-1972, French 'Neo-Romantic artist]
St Christophe traversent la Baye des Geants
USA, New York 1941
248 by 293mm (9¾ by 11½ inches).
ink and grey wash on paper, signed with initials, dated and titled on the lower edge
Provenance: Edward James collection, probably acquired by James in New York
the art dealer and critic Julien Levy wrote of Eugene Berman “ Berman and his group were Neo-Renaissance, more precisely romantic only in their trappings of melancholy and ruin, poverty and nostalgia. That was an integral part of their life at this time and not untrue of the human situation in general; behind the crazy glitter of false values dark forces were lighting the way to another war...