THE 1940s
An abstract renaissance inspired by surrealist practices

Ehibition > February 21 – April 30, 2022

the 1940 s - exhibition catalog cover

THE 1940s
Exhibition catalog

The artists Serge Charchoune (1888-1975), Henri Goetz (1909-1989), Marie Raymond (1908-1989) and Gérard Schneider (1896-1986) were closely associated with each other from the end of the 1930s to the 1940s and their works were exhibited together on the Parisian art scene. All four painters were influenced by Surrealism and retained formalistic traces of the movement in their work. This transition from the influence of a fundamentally figurative movement to the revival of abstract art in the 1940s represents a major turning point—a period which we have chosen to highlight in this exhibition.