This wonderful Art Deco wood cut or etching is very delicately rendered in simple black lines. It is titled and numbered in pencil, lower left “29/100 Arabesque” and signed in pencil lower right “J. Negulesco”. Jean Negulesco (1900-1993) was a Romanian born artist and film director.
Negulesco immigrated to New York. In 1927 he moved to Washington, DC then to Seattle. In the late 1920s he settled in Hollywood, California, where during the depression he seems to have left painting in favor of movie directing. His illustrious film credits include the films "How to Marry a Millionaire" with Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall and Betty Grable. "Johnny Belinda" with Lew Ayres and Jane Wyman, "Daddy Long Legs" with Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron. "Three Coins in a Fountain" and “The Pleasure Seekers”. For a complete list of his film credits, visit IMDB (Internet Movie Data Base) at: www.imdb.com/name/nm0624535/. Negulesco spent his retirement on the Mediterranean coast at Marbella, Spain, and died there in 1993 at the age of 93.
SIZE: Image size: 12” x 8”. Plate: 13” x 9” Frame: 16” x 12”.
CONDITION: The print is in very good, clean condition. There are a few minor wrinkles at the bottom of the image, and some age appropriate to age minor yellowing in the paper. The frame is in very good condition
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