Autograph letter signed "a derain" to a lisieux gentleman, May 31, 1915, 1 p. In-4 on gridded paper trace of fold, tiny spots, small crevices with folds.
The painter's bluffing derain letter sent from the front from the infantry regiment of lisieux was filled with disillusionment until he questioned his own future as an artist. I've been very sensitive to the friendship marks you've given me in your good letter. And this is all the more so since the war I have been very abandoned from painting circles, I wonder even if I will ever do it again. I will also be very grateful if by any mission you could pull me out of here by the earliest possible time and pass me either into aviation or in the automobile, but I fear that this is the source of many problems for you.
But you would do me a real service if you could get me out of here by any way even to the dardanelles in any job or on the forehead. Finally, I must thank you for your kindness to my wife. Believe in my gratitude and receive a cordial handshake. To you has drained 26th 119th lisieux it would be better if you knew well the extent of the possibilities that you might make use of on occasion. At the beginning of the First World War, derain was mobilized in artillery, to the infantry regiment of lisieux.
It serves in champagne, in the sum, in verdun, on the way to the ladies until 1917. Then in the aisne and vosges. On November 11, 1914, he wrote to his wife Alice: "I had always thought, even hoped, of a war and I believe that I am still not up to it. I don't understand anything about it.
This continuous, day-to-day war, without history, is really terrible. That's why we won't get out of it. It is given once for death.Greeded as the pioneer of a new art, Fauvism, before the 1914 war, he moved after 1918 towards a realism to renewed classicism. This item is in the category "collections\letters, old papers\autographs\others". The seller is "laurent-autographs" and is located in this country: fr. This item can be shipped to the following country: whole world.