Artist Spotlight: Czanara
BY Christopher Harrity
July 26 2014 4:00 AM ET
Working both as a photographer and an illustrator, Raymond Carrance, under the pseudonym Czanara, created what was daring art for his time. Carrance, who lived from 1921–1998, was also responsible for illustrating with elaborate etchings and lithographs the works of Jules Renard and Cyrano de Bergerac, as well as an edition of Henry de Montherlant’s 1951 gay classic La Ville dont Le Prince est un Enfant (The Land Whose King is a Child). In everything, Czanara brought a magical surrealistic style like contemporaries Paul Cadmus and Jared French.
Thanks to the wonderful blog www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/, and the many of the images sourced from Wessel +O'Connor Fine Art for this article.
Three men in surrealistic collage (12" x 17"). Colored pencil on paper. (Source: Elysium Press)
Paris, 1954 (Wessel + O'Connor)
ink on paper, 12 1/4 X 9 1/8", signed
Untitled, (Wessel + O'Connor)
colored pencil and gouache on paper, 13 3/4 x 9 1/2"
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