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Filozof, Véronique or Filosof; called Véroniquelocked

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Swiss, 20th century, female.

Active from 1923 active in France.

Born 8 August 1904, in Basel; died 12 January 1977, in Mulhouse, France.

Painter, draughtswoman, illustrator. Religious subjects, rustic scenes, popular scenes. Stage sets.

Véronique Filozof arrived in Paris in 1923, but did not begin her career as a painter until the age of 44. She started her apprenticeship with traditional painting, attempting to portray a resemblance of the subject. However, allergic to any artifice such as perspective, and on the advice of the critic Georges Besson, she began to draw in other ways with only a pen and a bottle of Indian ink. Her main subject was, she stressed: 'Man: his life, his work, his joys, his sorrows'. She worked extensively in series, sometimes assembling drawings in volumes. The first of them was ...

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