Alfred Latour’s career began in Paris during the nineteen-tens. All was founded on an early love of painting, never revoked, a talent for engraving that he was to extend to heights of virtuosity rarely matched by anyone, and — to complete the account of his natural abilities — a facility for watercolour that would earn him the admiration of critics and collectors. Today, Latour’s works are to be found in the Pompidou Centre, the British Museum, Cantini Museum and many other prestigious institutions.
The Alfred Latour Foundation and the Abbey of Fontenay presents the exhibition “Alfred Latour, Fabric Designer”. It recounts the collaboration of three friends: Alfred Latour the artist, Pierre Aynard the publisher and François Brunet Lecomte the printer on fabric. This exhibition brings together previously unseen mural hangings inspired by the Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay reprinted in 2020 using the frame-printing technique with reproductions of the various fashion and furnishing designs that Latour produced in the 1950.