A dramatic and rare, original Art Deco/Jazz Age watercolor of 3 nudes, dated 1929, and titled on verso The White Muse, of unknown application by noted illustrator and muralist Andre Durceneau. Defines the Art Deco Severe aesthetic and is a wonderful work.
Andre Durenceau was born in Auray, France on June 1, 1904, and later became a resident of Los Angeles in the early 1930s, where he painted a mural of Samson and Delilah in the Leimert Theater and worked in the art department of Technicolor Studios. Primarily known as a painter and muralist, Andre Durenceau’s artistic oeuvre has spanned many years and many illustrations, and his work that survives is highly prized. Many consider him to be one of the greatest muralists of all time.