1963 French Exhibition Poster, Jean Carzou at Galerie La Gravure

Date: 1963
Size:  25.5 x 39.25 inches
Notes: Large poster, unlined
Artist: Jean Carzou (after)

About this poster: This poster is an original advertisement for Galerie La Gravure's exhibition on the Syria-born painter Jean Carzou. His paintings were made available to the public throughout the January and February of 1963.

About the artist: Jean Carzou (1 January 1907 – 12 August 2000) was a French-Armenian artist, painter, and illustrator, whose work illustrated the novels of Ernest Hemingway and Albert Camus. Born Karnik Zouloumian in Aleppo, Syria, Carzou later created his name from the first syllables of his name and surname, and added a Parisian nickname, "Jean". He was educated in Cairo, Egypt before he moved to Paris in 1924 to study architecture. He started working as a theater decorator but quickly realized he preferred drawing and painting. In 1938, more than a hundred exhibitions of his works were organized in Paris, in the French provinces and abroad. In 1949, he received the coveted Hallmark prize. A Carzou museum exists in the town of Dinard (Brittany).