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Author Bocquet, José-Louis.

Title Kiki de Montparnasse : the graphic biography / [written by José-Louis Bocquet ; illustrated by Catel].

Imprint London : SelfMadeHero, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Graphic Novels    BOCQUET,JOS    On Holdshelf
Description 416 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary Alice Ernestine Prin, often known as Kiki de Montparnasse, was a French artist model, nightclub singer, actress, memoirist, and painter. At age 12, she first worked in shops and bakeries, but by the age of fourteen, she was posing nude for sculptors, which created discord with her mother. She flourished in, and helped define, the liberated culture of Paris in the early 1920's. A painter in her own right, in 1927 Prin had a sold-out exhibition of her paintings at the Galerie au Sacre du Printemps in Paris. Signing her work with her chosen single name, Kiki. Her drawings and paintings comprise portraits, self-portraits, social activities, fanciful animals, and dreamy landscapes composed in a light, slightly uneven, expressionist style that is a reflection of her sedate manner and boundless optimism.
Subject Kiki, 1901-1953 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women painters -- France -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Painters -- France -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Artists' models -- France -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form Graphic novels
Added Author Catel.
ISBN 9781906838256 (pbk.)
1906838259 (pbk.)

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