THIS YEAR'S FUNDRAISING FOCUS
SAFEGUARD AND DIGITIZE OVER 1,900 DRAWINGS
AS WE FINISH OUR FIRST WAVE OF RESEARCH on the lithographs of Aix, our attention has been called to Leo’s drawings. Over 1,900 were created during or immediately following World War II. Drawn from imagination, based on intense observation and profound meditation, these studies accompanied Marchutz in all of his future work. Beginning with his illustrated book “The Gospel According to Saint Luke” and ending with his late period, large-format paintings, these fine line drawings were an inexhaustible source of inspiration on the theme of human confrontation and suffering.
MANY OF THESE IMPORTANT DRAWINGS were done on poor quality butcher paper, the only paper readily available to Marchutz at the time. Today, they are undergoing a slow process of deterioration and fading. For this reason, in the New Year, we will be turning our focus to safeguarding and digitizing the entire collection of drawings.
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Leo Marchutz, Apostle. Pencil drawing on paper. 1941-47.
“The authenticity of Leo Marchutz’s art lies in his lithographic work and in his light, almost invisible, drawings, some of which are the high points of his oeuvre.” – François de Asis
THE LEO MARCHUTZ CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ IS THE FIRST COORDINATED INITIATIVE TO RESEARCH, locate, and digitally record information on the artwork of Leo Marchutz. Our goal is to preserve the artistic legacy of Marchutz and bring heightened-awareness to his life and his artwork.
THIS IS A VOLUNTEER PROJECT that relies solely on the involvement and enthusiasm of our supporters. Contributions to The Leo Marchutz Catalogue Raisonné go to the organization of professional photo shoots of the artwork and to cover operational costs such as our research platform, website maintenance and printing costs. This year, a major portion of funds collected will go to the creation of a short documentary film on the lithographic practice of Leo Marchutz.
EVERY DONATION, NO MATTER HOW MODEST, TAKES US ONE STEP CLOSER to reaching our goal of preserving the artwork of Leo Marchutz for generations to come. We are forever grateful to those of you who have supported us thus far. Now, as we turn our attention to the creation of a short documentary film on the lithographic process of Leo Marchutz, your support is even more important to us. Please consider making a donation to help us promote and preserve the life’s work of Leo Marchutz.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
THIS YEAR, A LARGE PORTION OF FUNDS COLLECTED will be used to safeguard and digitize the 1,900 early drawings of Leo Marchutz. A part of all contributions goes to the organization of professional photo shoots of the artwork and to cover operational costs such as our research platform, website maintenance and printing costs.
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Association Héritage du peintre Léo Marchutz
1004, route de St. Maximin
13530 Trets – France
We would like to sincerely thank the following backers of The Leo Marchutz Catalogue Raisonné Project for their involvement, generosity, and enthusiasm.
American College of the Mediterranean (ACM)
Alice Bellony Rewald
Laurence and Philip Breeden
Jacqueline Carcagno Weyman
(in memory of the late William Weyman)
Stephanie Curtis & Paul Piro
Grace Anne Darden
Barbara & Jules Farber
John and Michèle Gasparach
Chantal Guyot de Lombardon
Institute for American Universities (IAU)
Calvin and Christa Jones
Irène and Jérôme Kester
Janice Kay Lee
Helge and Uwe Krause
Sandra Marschutz & Olivier Gascoin
Daene and Carie McKinney
Marie-José Palluat de Besset
John Picton Warlow
Sharon E. Rawlins
The Creative Fund
A very special thanks goes to the Mayor, Municipal Council and the City of St. Marc Jaumegarde.
Our immense gratitude also goes to those backers who prefer to remain anonymous.