Night Club Dancers, Paris, 1928

Clement Haupers

Pen and brush and ink on paper

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John E. Larkin, Jr. 83.166.12

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Following his studies at the Minneapolis School of Art (now Minneapolis College of Art and Design), Minnesota native Clement Haupers studied in Paris at the Grande Chaumiére and at Académie Colarossi, two schools that catered to visiting American artists. While there, he frequented the raucous and risqué Parisian nightclubs, making lively, spontaneous drawings of the female dancers and other performers. Their partial nudity and the artist’s on-the-spot execution bring to mind similar depictions of nightlife and performers by French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in the 1890s.

Image: In Copyright–Rights-holder(s) Unlocatable. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John E. Larkin, Jr.

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