The Collection of Marie Bell: A Woman of the French Art Scene

La Gazette Drouot
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The Collection of Marie Bell A Woman of the French Art Scene1

From the theater to illustrated plates, Marie Bell's life reflects a time when artists of all kinds performed together. Jean Hugo (1894-1984), Coupe de fruits devant la Méditerranée, jeune femme dans un paysage au ciel bleu (Bowl of Fruit in Front of the Mediterranean, Young Woman in a Landscape with Blue Skies), double-sided screen, oil on canvas, 125 x 51 cm/49.2 x 20 in. Estimate: €20,000/30,000 Marie Bell, whose real name was Marie-Jeanne Bellon-Downey, was a child of the 20th century born on Christmas Eve, 1900. She finally left the stage in 1985. She blazed through this period rich in artistic invention,

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