Size: 27 x 40 inches
Artist: Cassandre, Adolphe Mouron
This poster is a contemporary reproduction of a poster designed in 1932 by Adolphe Mouron Cassandre (French, 1901-1968).
About The Artist:
A.M. Cassandre was a painter, commercial poster artist, typeface designer, and stage designer. Born in 1901 in Charkov, Ukraine, Cassandre went to Paris in 1915, studying painting at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie Julian.
For a while, he worked as a student at the Hachard & Co. press. In the 1920s A.M. Cassandre belonged to avant-garde circles and had many well-known friends in artistic, musical and social circles. A.M. Cassandre earned a reputation as the designer of bold, stringently geometric posters in the Art deco style. A.M. Cassandre received his first commission for a large poster from the Paris furniture store Au Bucheron in 1923.
He designed hundreds of posters - many of them, like this one, classics in the language of Art Deco design and decor. Cassandre designed posters in a stringently constructive formal language that pays obvious tribute to the power of the machine and shows influences of Cubism and other Art Deco artists who were working in Paris at the time.
Cassandre also developed typefaces and taught at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs. He had his own art school until 1935.
Four small pinholes are apparent in the four corners of the poster, in overall good condition.