Antoine Yvon Monay


Pencil signed in the lower right, plate inscribed "No. 3" in the lower right below the image. Plate measures 5 1/4 x 7 inches on 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inch paper. Despite his very short life, Yvon Monay established a strong reputation throughout France for his fine paintings and etchings of landscapes, still lifes and figure studies. A nephew of the painter, Pierre Monay, Yvon Monay exhibited his art in Paris, Lausanne and elsewhere from 1944 until the year of his death in 1954. His actual name was Antoine Monay but throughout his career he chose to use the pseudonyms of either 'Yvon'; or 'Yvon Monay'. An enchanting and atmospheric etching.