Marcel Marceau "The Mime"
This Artwork is:
- Very rare! Image depicting a mime (pantomime) floating above Paris France. This is in a similar style to Chagall.
- Hand Signed by the artist on NYC Equity Gallery Poster
- Custom Framed in a Dark GrayFrame
- Double matted in white and gray
- Printed & Framed in the USA
- Framed Size: 38" x 30"
- Image Size: 30" x 23"
- Ready to hang hardware included
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Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) was worn Jewish. His father, Charles Mangel, was a kosher butcher originally from Będzin, Poland. His mother, Anne Werzberg, came from Yabluniv, present-day Ukraine. Through his mother's family, he is a cousin of Israeli singer Yardena Arazi.He was a French actor and mime artist most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown". He referred to mime as the "art of silence" and he performed professionally worldwide for over 60 years. As a youth, he lived in hiding and worked with the French Resistance during most of World War II, giving his first major performance to 3000 troops after theliberation of Paris in August 1944. Following the war, he studied dramatic art and mime in Paris.
In 1959, he established his own pantomime school in Paris, and subsequently set up the Marceau Foundation to promote the art in the U.S. Among his various awards and honours he was made "Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneur" (1998) and was awarded theNational order of Merit in France. He won the Emmy Award for his work on television, was elected member of the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin and was declared a "National treasure" in Japan.