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EMERIC TIMAR (Hungarian / 1898-1950)

Emeric Timar (also known as Imre Timar) was one of the emigrés who formed the core of the between-the-wars School of Paris. Born in Budapest, Emeric Timar moved to Paris in 1925, and was a student and protégé of Jacques Villon, exhibiting at the Salon d'Automne from 1926, at the Salon des Indépendants from 1928, and the Salon de Tuileries from 1945. He worked under his surname alone, Timar. Our prints by Emeric Timar include etchings of Paris, and also his marvellously energetic expressionist lithographs for an edition of Henry Miller's scabrous memoir of his Bohemian life in 1930s Paris, Tropic of Cancer, as well as three watercolours and two drawings related to this project. Copies of these lithographs are on display at the Henry Miller Library. Miller reportedly disliked them, perhaps because for the title page vignette Timar drew Miller with a penis for a nose. Whether the two were acquainted in the 1930s is unclear, but as Miller's closest Parisian ally was another Hungarian emigré, the photographer Brassaï, it seems likely that their paths crossed.

See also:

BERTHOMMÉ DE SAINT-ANDRÉ
ANDRÉ DIGNIMONT
JEAN-GABRIEL DOMERGUE
LUC-ALBERT MOREAU
VAN HOUTEN
MARCEL VERTÈS
JACQUES VILLON

Selected prints by EMERIC TIMAR

Champagne, 1947
Lithograph
Henry Miller and the
Martiniquaise, 1947
Watercolour/gouache
The American Girl, 1947
Watercolour/gouache

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