Oil on Canvas, 57x50cm.
1902 – 1990
Alice Khon was a student of Madeleine Planty. She later studied at the L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon. At about this period she befriended Rene Dumas, Pierre Pelloux, Antoine Chartres and Henri Vielly. These artists exhibited together as ‘Les Nouveaux’.
In 1936 Khon met Pierre Bonnard and Foujita. She became friends with the artist Salvado who was Picasso’s model for the painting ‘L’Arlequin’ Khon also modelled for Picasso.
In 1941 she exhibited at ‘Galerie Roger’ in Lyon.
In 1941 Khon became a member of the French Resistance during World War II changing her name to Marie Claude and became the secretary for the Regional State Major of Combat.