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date: 10 December 2019

Savin, Maurice Louis also known as Jimmy Savinlocked

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French, 20th century, male.

Born 17 October 1894, in Moras-en-Valloire (Drôme); died 17 March 1973, in Paris.

Painter (gouache), sculptor, medallist, potter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, lithographer. Nudes, portraits, genre scenes, still-lifes, landscapes. Designs for tapestries.

After studying at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in 1913, Maurice Louis Savin's artistic career was interrupted by World War I. He was invalided out of the army and awarded the Croix de Guerre, and then studied pottery for several months at the Sèvres factory. He became a friend of the Spanish ceramicist Artigas. He was intensely active during World War II, when, while continuing to paint and pot, he began to work in high-warp tapestry. He visited the Netherlands in 1945, Cairo in 1948, where he taught French tapestry at the city's school of fine art, and Italy in 1952....

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