Size: 13.25 x 17.5 inches
Notes: Book Plate
Artist: Maurice Pillard Verneuil
About The Poster: In 1898, Verneuil published 60 plates inspired by plants and animals in a portfolio named L'animal dans la décoration. In a complete Art Nouveau spirit, he used flora and fauna as decorative models for wallpaper, textiles, ironworks, and friezes, ideal for interior designers.
On this sweet brown and beige toned lithograph, the artist designed eagle and parrots carved wooden statues and a swans carved wooden door. Ever wanted to test your sculpting skills?
About The Artist: Maurice Pillard Verneuil (1869–1942) was a French artist and decorator in the Art nouveau movement. He was born in Saint-Quentin, France. Maurice Pillard Verneuil learned his trade from the Swiss designer Eugène Grasset. Maurice Pillard Verneuil then went on to become a well-known artist and designer. He is known for his contribution to the art deco movement and, in particular, his use of bold, floral designs in ceramic tiles, wallpapers and other furnishing textiles. His designs covered both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods subsequently transitioning into his much acclaimed geometric patterns. Verneuil also produced numerous poster works in France alongside the well-known artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec and Chéret.