Georges Patrix, untitled, signed painting, 1962. Unique original.
(Signed, dated, and autographed to Claude Parent).
This is an untitled, 1962 abstract painting by Georges Patrix (1920-1992). Autographed (at the back) to French architect Claude Parent with whom he collaborated on a project.
Georges Patrix was a French actor, painter and industrial designer. He is the cousin of the painter Michel Patrix. He was born on May 25, 1920 in Cherbourg and died on June 7, 1992 in Paris.
He was an actor in the 1940s and early 1950s, known for Le Silence de la Mer (directed by Jean-Pierre Melville,1949), La part de l’ombre (1945) and The Respectful Whore (1952). He acted in a dozen other movies.
In 1965, he participated in the creation of the International Group of Prospective Architecture (G.I.A.P.) The G.I.A.P was an association of intellectuals, including many architects, founded by Michel Ragon to propose prospective town planning and alternative architectures.
He also collaborated with renowned French architect Claude Parent for the Maison de la Culture de Troyes (Youth and Culture House in Troyes, France). Patrix was in charge of the interior design and interior color scheme of the building.
He is the author of L’Esthétique industrielle (1961), Beauté ou laideur? (1967) and of Design et Environnement, first published in 1973 by Casteman, France (there were 9 editions of this book).
25.6″ x 19.68″ (65cm x 50cm)
Oil and gouache on art paper.
To learn more about Georges Patrix:
Michel Carrade – Ink lavis, 1960
Michel Carrade – Painting, 1960
Émile Gilioli – Portrait circa 1960