Beautiful work illustrated Brittany artist René-Yves Creston. Limited edition of 1000 copies, this is one of the 950 numbered copies on Lana pure rag paper (No.606).
René-Yves Creston is the pseudonym of René Pierre Joseph Creston, a visual artist, ethnologist and resistance fighter born on October 25, 1898 in Saint-Nazaire and died in Étables-sur-Mer on May 30, 1964. In 1923, he was one of the founders of Unvaniezh Seiz Breur, together with Jeanne Malivel and his wife Suzanne Creston (in Eng. Union of the Seven Brothers) which will bring together dozen of Brittany artists eager to create for the glory of
Brittany. In 1929, he went on a cod fishing trip from Fécamp to Norway, Spitzbergen and Iceland, leading him to turn to ethnology, while remaining a committed artist. He will contribute to the title of ethnologist for the conservation of Breton heritage. In 1931, he took part in the decoration of the Merchant Navy Hall, during the Colonial Exhibition in Paris. In 1933, he embarked on a scientific cruise with Commander Jean Charcot on the Pourquoi pas ? as a painter. In 1936, he became a Marine painter and entered the Musée de l'Homme in Paris, where he became the head of the Arctic department.
One quarto volume with 224pp. Complete.
Paperback, folded printed cover.
29 tipped-in and in-text watercolours by René-Yves Creston.
Cover slightly sun-bleached. Fresh and clean interior. In very good condition.
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- Roger Vercel
- La Hourie. Illustré par René-Yves Creston
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