1987 Original Exhibition Poster, Atelier Mourlot, Les Grands Maîtres de la Lithographie, Le Violon
Dimensions: 22 x 30 inches
Notes: Poster, Unlined
Artist: Raoul Dufy
About the poster: This poster was created to advertise the Copenhagen exhibition highlighting the posters of Atelier Mourlot. Featuring the Raoul Dufy's "Le Violon," this unlined poster is in excellent condition.
About the artist: Raoul Dufy was a French Fauvist painter. He developed a colorful, decorative style that became fashionable for designs of ceramics and textiles, as well as decorative schemes for public buildings. He is noted for scenes of open-air social events. He was also a draftsman, printmaker, book illustrator, Scenic designer, a designer of furniture, and a planner of public spaces.
The Atelier Mourlot, founded in 1852, was a lithographic print shop located in Paris, France. Originally a producer of fine wallpaper, the Atelier Mourlot became involved in the printing of illustrated books as well as high quality posters for the French National Museums and major foreign institutions. By 1937 Mourlot had established its reputation as the largest printer of artistic posters.
Fernand Mourlot (1895-1988), a graduate of the famous École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs, ran the studio for six decades. Under his patronage, many major twentieth century artists visited the shop and worked there to create original graphic works of art. The list of artists who worked at the Atelier Mourlot is extensive: Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Miró, Chagall, Léger, Dubuffet, Moore, Le Corbusier, Rosenquist, Calder, Giacometti, Kelly, Rauschenberg, Matta, Siqueiros, Delvaux, Bacon, Ernst, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, and many more.