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

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


Dear Mr Scliar

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


Fernand Léger
86 rue Notre-Dame des Champs.

This handwritten letter from Fernand Léger, an illustrious representative of Cubism, like Pablo Picasso or Georges Braque, draws attention in relation to Brazil: we discovered that Fernand Léger regularly visited Brazilian artists such as Scliar or Burle Marx, installed in Paris in 1947. Experimentations, presentations from friends or contacts, exchanging or purchasing canvases, the reasons for meetings for painters in the French capital have always been multiple.

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