Max Papart (1911-1994)

The creative genius of Max Papart spans over half a century. Working in a highly structured cubistic style, Papart would challenge himself by resolving diverse and seemingly contradictory elements into unified and balanced compositions.

Papart often described the parallels of painting to music -- balance, form, structure, harmonies and dissonances, timbre, loud and soft, warm and cool. His compositions come together in a symphony of line, shape and color. Sometimes harmonic, sometimes discordant with Stravinsky-like compatibility, his works stimulate and tantalize the viewer.

Max Papart's collections and exhibitions include Foundation Maeght, France, Victoria and Albert Museum, the French Bibliotheque National, Indianapolis Museum of Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Yale University, Israel Museum, and the Musee Municipal de St. Paul-de-Vence.

Max Papart, Cheyenne

Cheyenne, 1968, lithograph, 21.5" x 29.5", #133/150

Max Papart, Pink Lady

Pink Lady, 1985, lithograph, image size: 5.125" x 5.125", paper size: 8 25" x 6 .875" reserved proof from edition of 150.

Max Papart, Homme - Oiseau

Homme - Oiseau, 1965, carborundum gravure and gouache (unique) , 8.625 x 5.875", dedicated to Ken Nahan

Max Papart, Lune Rouge

Lune Rouge, 1965, essai, 8.5" x 11", dedicated to Ken Nahan

Max Papart, Contrabasse

Contrabasse, 1968, lithograph, 21.75" x 29.25", edition # 70/95

Max Papart, Woman

'Woman,' 1979, mixed media gouache and collage on paper, 18 3/4" x 22 3/4"