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Work / Illustration

Léa Maupetit illustrates the career of Matisse’s apprentice Jacqueline Duhême

Léa Maupetit is a French illustrator who has had us previously enamoured with her delightfully sweet paintings and drawings. With carefully constructed patterns layered to create compositions, she is an artist who displays tactility with delicate charm.

This is a charm which captivated Parisian lifestyle publication, L’instant Parisien who commissioned Léa for it’s most recent issue. The article which Léa’s illustrations run alongside is a conversation with Jacqueline Duhême, an incredible French artist who started her career as an apprentice to Henri Matisse. During Jacqueline’s career she continued to work with the crème de la crème of French creatives, from poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert to Pablo Picasso.

To demonstrate Jacqueline’s career and those who have employed her illustrational skills, Léa’s pieces display each of her artististic acquaintances. From helping Henri Matisse display his prominent cut-outs, assisting Pablo Picasso with his painted pottery, or sitting with Jacques Prévert in the garden while he writes and smokes a cigarette. Léa’s editorial work displays both her own stylistic tendencies and the creative she is depicting. The prints are available in a limited edition of 50 here.

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Léa Maupetit: Jacqueline Duhême & Henri Matisse for L’instant Parisien

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Léa Maupetit: Jacqueline Duhême & Henri Matisse for L’instant Parisien

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Léa Maupetit: Jacqueline Duhême & Pablo Picasso for L’instant Parisien

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Léa Maupetit: Jacqueline Duhême & Pablo Picasso for L’instant Parisien

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Léa Maupetit: Jacqueline Duhême & Pablo Picasso for L’instant Parisien

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Léa Maupetit: Jacqueline Duhême & Jacques Prévert for L’instant Parisien

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Léa Maupetit: Jacqueline Duhême & Jacques Prévert for L’instant Parisien

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Léa Maupetit: Jacqueline Duhême & Jacques Prévert for L’instant Parisien