Nu Assis

by André Lhote


DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 13.8 x 8.6 ins (35.1 x 21.8 cm)
(framed) 23.3 x 18 ins (59.2 x 45.7 cm)
Signed ‘A. LHOTE’ (lower right)
MEDIUM: Gouache and watercolour on paper

After initially working in a Fauvist style, Lhote shifted towards Cubism and joined the Section d’Or group in 1912, exhibiting at the Salon de la Section d’Or. He was alongside some of the fathers of modern art, including Gleizes, Villon, Duchamp, Metzinger, Picabia and La Fresnaye.

His work was rewarded with the Grand Prix National de Peinture for 1955, and the UNESCO commission for sculpture appointed Lhote president of the International Association of Painters, Engravers and Sculptors.



    Your Message

    Influenced by Gauguin and Cézanne, Lhote held his first one-man exhibition at the Galerie Druet in 1910, four years after he had moved to Paris. It was during this time that Lhote was involved with the avant-garde Fauvist style – a term that describes a loose group of artists whose arts was generally characterised by somewhat wild and exaggerated brushwork combined with the use of bright, often contrasting colours. This group of artists received their name in 1905 from the French art critic, Louis Vauxcelles who disparagingly called the group’s exhibition at the Salon d’Automne, ‘Donatello au milieu des Fauves’ which literally translated means ‘Donatello among the wild beasts’ contrasting the fauve paintings to a more classical sculpture that was in the room with them.

    After initially working in a Fauvist style, Lhote shifted towards Cubism and joined the Section d’Or group in 1912, exhibiting at the Salon de la Section d’Or alongside some of the fathers of modern art, including Gleizes, Villon, Duchamp, Metzinger, Picabia and La Fresnaye.

    Evelyn Aimis Fine Art, Florida

    Buy with confidence: our assurance to you

    Professional Associations

    We have built up a strong reputation for the quality of the paintings, drawings and sculpture that we curate, exhibit and sell. Our professional associations with bodies such as The British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) and the Association of Art & Antique Dealers (LAPADA) are as a result of our reputation for integrity, our wide knowledge of fine arts and the high quality of our stock. Our business standards and expertise are reviewed regularly to adhere vigorously to enforced Codes. Our memberships and commitment to its Code of Conducts gives our buyers confidence when purchasing a work from us.


    Condition reports and certificates of authenticity vary in their nature by artwork, for more information on your pieces of interest, please enquire with the gallery.

    Artwork images

    We take pride in the attention we give to our images of the artworks for purchase and invest in these to ensure outputs are aligned as closely as possible to the item in reality. We do not apply filters or modify images, we provide high-quality images to reflect the high quality of our artworks.

    Your purchase process

    Payment processing – You can be assured that payments are securely processed through Stripe’s trusted payment gateway.

    The Trinity House promise to you

    Shipping and packaging

    Shipping and packaging requirements are assessed per piece to ensure the most suitable protection for the artwork. Trinity House will therefore call following purchase to agree the recommendations and costs.

    Our After Sales services

    We offer the following services which we will be happy to discuss with you following your purchase, alternatively, you can enquire for more information.


    We offer insurance appraisals to protect your prised artwork and help you find the right cover and policy for you.


    We are able to advise on framing and have access to every type and style to suit any artistic period or room setting.


    The nature of the materials involved in a painting mean that on occasion some pieces are susceptible to movement and the effects of natural ageing. We are able to provide advice on practical measures to conserve the original condition of a piece and have relationships with restorers and framers to offer you a range of services to meet your needs.

    Andre Lhote was born in Bordeaux on the 5th of July 1885 and died in Paris in 1962. He was a painter of subjects such as sports, nudes, portraits, still-lifes and was also an illustrator and an engraver. In Bordeaux he studied decorative sculpture for ten years at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. This self-taught erudite started painting after reading les Salons de Diderot, the Delacroix Journal and the Curiosités esthétiques de Beaudelaire. In 1905 he gave up sculpture to concentrate on painting and by 1906 he was settled in Paris. He learned how to appreciate the Impressionists, he admired Gauguin and copied Rubens and Delacroix.

    His early work was fauvist in spirit but from 1911 he started to adopt cubist mannerisms over a varied assortment of themes from still life to mythology. As early as 1918, he taught in different academies and founded his own in 1922 in rue d’Odessa. He was keen to escape the assumption that has talents lay heavily in writing on art rather than the practice of it, but despite this he published (under the title De la Palette a l’écritoire) some very interesting texts about the great Masters including, Leonardo da Vinci. The essential of his teaching is found in two essays entitled: Traité du paysage and Traité de la figure. He was a remarkable master who managed to extract all the transmissible elements of past and present works of art. He participated at the Salon des Indépendants from 1906, the Salon d’automne in 1907, the exhibition of the Section d’Or in 1912 and in 1910 the Galerie Druet organised his first one man show. He also participated in the first cubist exhibitions. His later work included some large decorative works, notably a set of three panels entitled Gloire de Bordeaux for the faculty of Medicine in Bordeaux.

    In 1958, a retrospective of his work was shown in the Musée national d’Art moderne in Paris. Many museums contain examples of his work including Aarau, Bordeaux, Chicago, Geneva, Grenoble, Liege, Los Angeles, Nantes, Paris (12 paintings), Saint-Tropez and Stockholm.

    Go to Top