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Handwritten letter from Fernand Leger to Carlos Scliar (1947)

Handwritten letter from Fernand Leger to Carlos Scliar (1947)

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The French cubist painter Fernand Leger asks his Brazilian colleague Carlos Scliar to organize the delivery of a work for Roberto Burle-Marx.

Handwritten letter from Fernand Léger to Carlos Scliar. One page. In French. 15cm x 19.3cm. Paris, July 20, 1947. Excellent condition. Single piece.


Dear Mr Scliar

The two paintings: I left one for M. Levy and the other for M. Marx at M. Lefèvre-Foinet's house. Packer and merchandise. Colors. 19 rue Vavin 6th arrondissement (Paris). Telephone: DAV.64.34.
I hope this letter finds you during your vacation.


Fernand Leger
86 rue Notre-Dame des Champs.

Autograph documents by great artists of the 20th century, such as musicians or painters, are always of great interest to researchers and collectors. This handwritten letter by Fernand Léger, an illustrious representative of Cubism such as Pablo Picasso or Georges Braque, draws attention to Brazil: we discover that Fernand Léger regularly visited Brazilian artists such as Scliar or Burle Marx, installed in Paris in 1947. Experimentations, presentations from friends or contacts, exchange or purchase of canvases, the reasons for meetings for painters in the French capital have always been multiple.

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