Foujita

(1886-1968)

Tsuguharu – Léonard Foujita, dandy painter of Montparnasse in the 1920s, was invited to Deauville in summer 1927. The great creativity of this painter - who loved having fun - is a good example of the summer fantasy of the 1920. He posed for a photo session on the beach, at the Bar du Soleil wearing a bathing suit covered with game cards or an Eskimo costume. A few days later, he carried a gigantic pencil and posed with Suzy Solidor, after covering her swimsuit with a fishing net. One day, he walked on his hands with earrings in the nose and some lipstick on to reach the Bar du Soleil, another he carried Mistinguett on his shoulders or appeared at a gala dinner wearing a gorilla costume. He was a necessary and unforgettable character of the 1920s in Deauville.

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