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 compositions.
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.