Henri Goetz

Biography

Henri Bernard Goetz (September 29, 1909 – August 12, 1989) was a French American Surrealist painter and engraver. He was born in New York City in 1909. He is known for his artwork, as well as for inventing the carborundum printmaking process. His work is represented in more than 100 galleries worldwide.

Career

In 1945 Goetz worked with René Guilly on a national radio program called The World of Paris. He continued broadcasting for six months before giving his position to someone else. In 1947, Goetz became the subject of a short film by Alain Resnais for the Musée National d'Art Moderne entitled Portrait de Henri Goetz. Goetz showed the film to Gaston Diehl, leading Diehl to commission Resnais to create the film Van Gogh in the following year. Resnais went on to win an Academy Award in 1950 for the Best Short Subject, Two-reel film for Van Gogh. In 1949, Goetz began to teach a painting class. Goetz invented carborundum printmaking in the 1960s.

Henri Goetz - Abstract Composition

Henri Goetz - Abstract Composition

Abstract Composition - 1948

Oil on Panel

10 x 13.5 inches (25cm x 33cm)

Signed and Dated 1948

Henri Goetz - Abstract Composition

Henri Goetz - Abstract Composition

Abstract Composition - 1949

Oil on Panel

13 x 21.5 inches

Signed and Dated 

Henri Goetz - Mon Coeur Gele

Henri Goetz - Mon Coeur Gele

Mon Coeur Gele - 1946

Oil on Panel

21 x 17 inches (53cm x 44cm)

Signed and Dated 1946

Featured in the Catalog Raisonne by Nocera, Page 170

Henri Goetz - Surrealistic Composition

Henri Goetz - Surrealistic Composition

Surrealistic Composition

Oil on Panel

9 x 13.5 inches (23cm x 33cm)

Signed Circa 1938

Henri Goetz - Surrealistic Composition

Henri Goetz - Surrealistic Composition

Surrealistic Composition

Gouache on Paper

7.5 x 9 inches

Signed Circa 1942

Henri Goetz - Surrealistic Composition

Henri Goetz - Surrealistic Composition

Surrealistic Composition - 1938

Oil on Panel

15 x 18 inches (38cm x 46cm)

Signed and Dated 1938

Featured in the Catalog Raisonne No. 84

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