Description & Technical information

After studying at the School of Fine Arts of Warsaw, Hayden settled  in Paris in 1907. His first paintings are true testimonies of Cézanne's influence over him and whose work he discovered at the retrospective of  the Salon d’Automne in 1907. During the war, and despite of the
conflict, Montparnasse was in full swing and Hayden befriended Matisse, Max Jacob and Cocteau, Gris, Lipchitz who recommended him to Léonce Rosenberg whose galerie de L'Effort Moderne was the hideout of the
avant-gardes. The paintings characterizing the peak of his Cubist  involvement are dated from this period.

Our "Port aux arcades" is a very fine example of how Hayden succeeded in making the Cubist grammar
his own, without giving up a di use refinement which was the painter's noble and fierce originality. Through superimposed planes and lines, juxtaposed cold and warm colours, but also stipples' lightness, Hayden reached the genuine invention of a new space.

Certificate of authenticity issued by Mr Pierre Célice, November 25th, 2015.




Date:  1917
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil and sand on original canvas
Signature: Signed lower left: Hayden. Re-signed and dated on the back: Hayden; Juillet 1917.

Dimensions: 44.5 x 64.5 cm (17¹/₂ x 25³/₈ inches)
Literature: This work will be included in the Catalogue Raisonné de l'oeuvre de Henri Hayden being prepared by Mr Pierre Célice.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints