I have heard that Jean-Pierre Remond is perhaps the best chromist.
He is supposed to be quite famous and yet I find very little regarding his life and his works.
I have recently bought a color lith that is supposed to be done by him, but since his signature is not legible, I have no clue as to whether it is or is not. I cannot find examples of his work to compare the style.
It is a true litho, #131 of 175,
Does anyone have any knowledge of Jean-Pierre Remond that might be shared with me?
Also, there is another artist that many have not heard of yet. He signed all his works as F M Coover, although his real name was Charles Hartley Coover. He was born in 1887 in Remington, Indiana. None of his work ever surfaced until three or four years ago, so it is no wonder most have no knowledge of him.
He was exceptional at pen and ink, a demanding medium. He loved caricatures and similar art. Three of his painting are now in the archives of the Smithsonian and at least one is in a collection at Paris, France.
What is most unique about F M Coover is that he was drawing on a professional level at the age of 11. He was ill with TB also. At his age of sixteen, he was living in Florida. No works have yet been found that he created after that age, but he did survive his illness.
He moved to El Paso, Texas and worked for years at the El Paso Times newspaper and he and his wife reared 10 children. A most unusual story.
One may search Google for F M Coover and find more information about the artistic lad whose art is very scarce and seldom found.