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JEAN LURÇAT (French / 1892-1966)

Painter, lithographer, and tapestry designer. During WWII Jean Lurçat was active in the French Resistance, sending out radio messages every night at 10:10 p.m. from a hidden transmitter in the 12th-century fortress the Tours Saint-Laurent in Saint Céré. Jean Lurçat’s revival of French tapestry in the war years made him a symbol of aesthetic and moral defiance of the Nazis. As Jean Cocteau wrote, "It required this man, Jean Lurçat, to say ‘No.'"

See also:

RAOUL DUFY
JEAN PICART-LE-DOUX

Selected prints by JEAN LURÇAT

Composition (Homage
to Raoul Dufy), 1965
Lithograph

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