Galerie OSCAR GRAF
An antique dealer grandmother, a decorator father, art history studies, Oscar Graf, despite his young age, has the job under his skin. But he chose to focus on a very particular period: the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century in Europe and the United States, which his father François-Joseph was one of the first to defend. Like him, Oscar is fond of this Japanese movement which operated in Western Europe from 1868, when the Japanese ports opened up to the world. This current at the origin of many styles was interpreted very differently according to countries and fashions. From the almost contemporary forms of Godwin to the ceramics of Carriès, passing by Edouard Lièvre and the Herter Brothers, the decorative arts were cradled for almost thirty years by this Far Eastern culture which very often appeared as a new world.