FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Title: "L'Avant-Foyer de l'Opera"
Medium: Original Etching
Sheet Size: 12" x 9"
Image size: 9" x 7.25"
Tony Minartz, pseudonym of Antoine Guillaume, born 8 April 1873 to Cannes and died in that city on 13
December 1944 was a painter , draftsman , illustrator and engraver French.
Painter autodidact , Tony Minartz starts to become known in 1896 by exhibiting paintings at the Salon of
the National Society of Fine Arts , and then decorates the Pompadour theater of painted panels for fashion
shows " Grand Guignol ", directed by L. Darthenay. In 1903, Henri Be´raldi , with whom he worked, praised
him in The Journal of ancient and modern art, writing that "it was thirty years ago," and he has received
advice from Paul Renouard to be formed the technique of etching ; Be´raldi adds that his favorite subjects
are "Paris at night Paris at night, always." Minartz also gives them some high-remarkable in The Journal of
ancient and modern art until 1910: balls, cafe concerts, Parisian in their most beautiful dresses, but also
music-halls, music halls, restaurants, large and small theaters, are the preferred settings of his
Its fertile period seems to end in 1914. In addition to the National Salon, Minartz exhibited in Paris at the
gallery Bartholomew (1903), the Independent Living (1905, 1906) and the gallery Devambez (1909) and
received the Academic Palms . He occasionally collaborates with periodic illustrated as The Almanac
Sports (Ollendorff, 1899), or satirical as Gil Blas and L'Assiette au beurre . It also shows some sheet music
and a number of books bibliophile .
During the years 1900 and 1910, he worked for the couturier Jacques Doucet , running designs, elegant
watercolors and parades .
During the Belle E´poque , an attentive witness of Montmartre , he resides in Paris at 37 rue Fontaine . He
participated in 1918 in an exhibition for the benefit of works of war and seems to permanently retire to
Cannes to devote himself to painting.
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