Henri Hayden (1883 – 1970)

Henri Hayden (1883 - 1970) Medium: Oil on canvas  Measures: 14.5 x 11 inches  Signed lower right  Farhat Art Museum Collection

Henri Hayden (1883 – 1970)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Measures: 14.5 x 11 inches
Signed lower right
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Henri Hayden was born into a family of wine merchants . In 1902, under parental pressure he entered the Warsaw University of Technology ; parallel , he enrolled at the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw where he quickly considered a brilliant student. With financial help from his father he spent a year in Paris in 1907 , the year Des Demoiselles d’Avignon by Picasso and will not return to Poland. Hayden holds a workshop Boulevard Saint -Michel and leads a solitary and independent life . In 1908 , he attended La Palette , painting academy where Charles and Georges Guérin Devaslière teach. It refers firstly to Gauguin he discovers through Wladyslaw Slewinski during his frequent trips to Britain. In Montparnasse he met key stakeholders including Juan Gris Cubist movement , Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz and Jean Metzinger . H.ayden exhibits regularly . Constructs and synthetic landscapes he performs are an echo of the painting at the School of Pont- Aven . In 1912, Hayden finds strong support in the art of Cézanne and measured that will guide the voice of Cubism. In 1914 , he signed a contract with Léonce Rosenberg and merchant Charles Malpel . Passionate about music, he attends the Group of Six and illustrates Erik Satie program the first hearing of “Songs pear-shaped .” During the war he fled to Mougins where he met Robert Delaunay then Roussillon apartment and befriends Samuel Beckett. In 1944 , back in Paris , Hayden finds his shop looted. During the last twenty years of his life , painting Hayden ‘s been many exhibitions in Paris , Dublin, Lyon , Caen, Amiens , Aix -en -Provence. In 1953, Hayden stands all references that haunt his painting and becomes figurative . (Source : Nadine Nieszawer , Marie Boye , Paul Fogel , Painters Jews in Paris 1905-1939 Paris School Editons Denoël 2000).

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