Mathieu Matégot

1910-2001, Hungarian/French


Wool tapestry
Signed in the weaving lower right; manufacturer's label affixed to verso
80" H x 51" W

  • Provenance: The Baxter Art Gallery, Pasadena, CA
    Private Collection, San Marino, CA, acquired from the above
  • Notes: This lot is accompanied by various exhibition ephemera from the Hurschler Collection's 1972 exhibition "Contemporary Tapestries" and a copy of: Bazin, Germain, et al. "Les tapisseries de Mathieu Matégot." Paris: La Demeure, 1962.

    Known to be one of the most excellent avant-garde French designers of the 20th century, Mathieu Mategot incorporated various materials from wood, leather, glass, and metal into his designs. After studying at the Budapest School of Fine Art, Mategot began his career as a window dresser and women's clothing designer in the 1930s. Between the 1940s and the 1960s, Mategot designed furniture before eventually devoting himself full time to tapestry design. Over time, Mategot became one of the leaders of the modern movement for French tapestry, highly regarded for his creations that were reminiscent of Abstract Expressionist paintings.
  • Condition: Overall good condition with dust accumulation commensurate with age.

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