A Likeness of Tsuguharu Foujita

Autoportrait au Chat, 1926, Tsuguharu Foujita

Autoportrait au Chat, 1926, Tsuguharu Foujita

   At the beginning of the 20th Century Montparnasse in Paris, France,  was the the heart of the intellectual and artistic life of that country and possibly the world.  In 1913, at the age of 27 , Tsuguharu Foujita left Tokyo and quickly gained notoriety as a visual artist in Paris.   He soon encountered Modigliani, Leger, Gris, Picasso and Matisse and was eventually awarded  membership as a foreign national  to the Legion of Honor by the French government for upholding the ideals of the nation. 

 

   Even in the  age of  the avant-garde, the artist’s bold and eclectic style was deemed eccentric.  His gold earrings, fringed haircut and  round spectacles have become iconic signifiers of  Foujita’s style. 

   In the spirit of the roaring twenties in Paris, we offer to you a selection of  frames that even Foujita may have found hard to resist.  They are hand crafted by Francis KleinWalter Wissing and Co. and Anne et Valentin.

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