Juva (Alfred Antonin Juritzky)

L'Erynnie
  • L'Erynnie
  • Trois Frères hibou
  • Venus N°21
  • Le bourreau
  • Portrait d'Alfred Juritzky

L'Erynnie

Juva L'Erynnie 1948–49 Flint 28 cm © photo credit Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne

Author

Juva (Alfred Antonin Juritzky), (1887-1961), Austria

Biography

Born into a family of the Austrian nobility, Juva completes his humanities studies at the University of Vienna in 1910. Refusing to live under Hitler’s regime, in 1938 he takes refuge in France with his wife. Passionate about art from childhood, Juva collects bizarre objects. In the late 1940s, his attention is drawn by the many flints he unearths in the Paris region whose shapes remind him of animals or figures. Carving and adding touches of paint to them, he signs all these creations with his pseudonym.

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