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The Estate of Marguerite Louppe and Maurice Brianchon is dedicated to the stewardship of the work and legacies of the two artists. Louppe and Brianchon were married from 1934 to 1979 and through their artistic partnership were pillars of midcentury French art. Rosenberg & Co. is pleased to represent the estate and contribute to the long overdue attention that these painters so richly deserve. 

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Marguerite Louppe: Diagramming Space, April 2022

The early work of Maurice Brianchon (1899–1979) is characterized by vivid, figurative paintings of horse races, theater stages, and Paris street scenes, while his later work embraced the relaxed, contemplative landscapes and still lifes of Truffières, Brianchon and Louppe’s country home in Dordogne. Brianchon achieved early artistic success—by 1927 he had his first solo exhibition, and in 1934 he represented France at the Venice Biennale. Working widely between public commissions, theater, ballet, and opera design, and book illustrations, Brianchon also received two major retrospectives: in 1951 at the Musée des Art Décoratifs in the Louvre, and in 1962  at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Neuchatel.

Over the course of her career, Marguerite Louppe (1902–1988) balanced avant-garde abstraction with more traditional figuration. While working in Paris in the 1930s and 1940s, Louppe's still lifes and interior scenes drew from the subjectivity and saturated hues of Post-Impressionism. This early style was very successful, and in 1936 the French state acquired a painting, which is now held by the Centre Pompidou. Increasingly, however, Louppe’s work synthesized the mathematical tendencies of Purism and Cubism, becoming more planar and geometric. When Louppe and Brianchon purchased their country home Truffieres in the 1950s, Louppe had a dedicated studio space for the first time in her career. By the 1960s, her landscapes utilized both a Diebenkorn-like abstraction and the mastery of color seen in her earlier work.