Detail: 1/6 Edition, Design comes after Picart Le Doux
Dimensions: 146 x 205 cm
Year: 1960 s
Origin: Woven in the Pinton workshop, France.
About Jean Picart le Doux
Jean Picart le Doux was a French painter and upholsterer who is credited with reviving the contemporary interest in tapestries. Born on January 31, 1902 in Paris, France, he was the son of the painter Charles Alexandre Picart le Doux. He began his career in bookbinding and publishing before moving into graphic arts and in 1947, he founded the Association of Tapestry-Cartonniers with Jean Lurçat and Marc Saint-Saëns. Le Doux’s most famous works are the richly colored playing cards which he designed for Aubusson & Gobelins in 1952. He died on May 7, 1982 in Paris, France and is buried in the Père Lachaise cemetery.