Gustave Miklos

1888-1967

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Quote, estimation and price of the artist Gustave Miklos

Price of a sculpture by the artist: 500 – 700,000 €.

Price of a drawing by the artist: 300 – 85,000 €.

Price of a painting by the artist: 820 – 150,000 €.

Estimation of an artist’s light fixture: 380 – 800 €.

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Gustave Miklos’ training

Gustave Miklos was a sculptor, painter, illustrator and designer born in Budapest on 30 June 1888 and died in France in 1967. His teachers soon noticed his artistic talent and persuaded his parents to push him further. From 1904 to 1906, Gustave studied at the Royal Hungarian School of Arts and Crafts.

He went to Paris in 1909 and settled in Montparnasse in the artists’ housing estate of La Ruche. Shortly afterwards, Miklos exhibited at the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Indépendants. He associates with artists such as Csaky, Archipenko and Léger who are at the forefront of the Parisian avant-garde.

Gustave Miklos, a cubist artist

Miklos attends the Academy of La Palette where he studies cubist technique. He follows Henri le Fauconnier’s classes and later enters Jean Metzinger’s workshop.

He took part in the “Exhibition of Cubism and Futuristic Images” in Pittsburgh in 1913 and exhibited alongside Albert Gleizes, Jacques Villon and Fernand Léger. The event passed through several large American cities.

At the end of July 1914, he participated alongside Ricciotto Canudo, Joseph Csaky, Blaise Cendrars and Jean-Lambert Rucki in a call for foreign artists. Under the pseudonym “Rameau”, Miklos was mobilised in the French army in the East. During the war, he was assigned to Tunisia and Greece where he discovered an intense palette of colours and an ornamental richness that would later affect all his artistic creations.

In February 1919, he presented his work at the Exhibition of Oriental Artists held in Athens. He returns to Paris in the spring and develops his technical skills in a lacquer workshop. His interest then turned to metal, enamel and rock crystal. During this time, he devoted most of his time to sculpture, a medium through which his style becomes less complicated, purist, and borrowed from mysterious elements.

Gustave Miklos’ fame

In 1921, on the initiative of the art dealer Leonce Rosenberg, three auctions were held over two days. Many cubist works were sold, including five creations by Miklos. He exhibited at Rosenberg’s gallery L’Effort Moderne in 1923.

In 1927, Joseph Czaky, Jacques Lipchitz and Louis Marcoussins collaborated with Miklos on the decoration of the studio of the great French couturier Jacques Doucet, rue Saint-James in Neuilly. Doucet had spotted Miklos’ work at the Salon des Indépendants and was also a great collector of post-impressionist and cubist paintings.

From 1935 onwards, Miklos produced more monumental and allegorical works. In 1937, he took part in the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts. During the war, he is requisitioned to teach art drawing in Oyonnax, a small town in the Jura where he took his own life.

Recognising G. Miklos’s signature

Like many artists, Gustave Miklos did not sign all of his works. However, you will find below an example of the signatures to give you an idea. Variations of these signatures do exist, do not hesitate to contact one of our experts to formally authenticate a signature.

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Appraising and selling a piece by Gustave Miklos

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