Arthur Litt (France) 1905-1961
"Dessin industriel". Gouache, c. 1930. With the artist's red stamp (Not in Lugt) and inventory number inscribed with pencil, verso. 121 x 102 mm. (4 3/4 x 4 in.)
There are currently almost 400 works by this artist in inventory - they are all original gouaches, sizes differ (as does price) and most all have the artist's red stamp.
Litt was one of the major fabric and tapestry designers in France from the later 1920's through the beginning of WWII. His designs were sought by interior designers, as well as fashion houses. Most of the designs were destined as wall paper or fabric designs.
He opened his own design studio in 1927 and quickly emerged as a leading "taste-maker" riding a wave of public popularity for the new and different, fusing the recent art movements of art deco, art nouveau, cubism and fauvism.
A selection of images can always be sent upon request according to you tastes.