The Village (Le Village) - JAN FRANS CANTRE
Medium: woodcut printed in two colors
JAN FRANS CANTRE
Woodcut printed in two colors, 1924, edition 32. 6 1/2 x 6 1/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Cantré was the eldest brother of Jozef Cantré. He studied in Ghent and was a founding member of l'Association des Xylographes (woodcuts) and he was also a member of La Gravure Originale Belge. Cantré excelled in expressionist style woodcuts and this is a nice example of his work. Woodcut, in general, flourished in Belgium in the 1920s and 1930s and many of the prints from the time appeared in book and portfolio format, often unsigned.
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