Size: 9.75 x 13 inches
Artist: Paul Colin
About the Artist: Paul Colin (1892-1985) was one of France’s greatest poster artists. Made famous in 1925 by his poster for the Revue Nègre which helped to launch the career of Joséphine Baker (who became his mistress), he worked for over forty years in the theatre creating not only posters but also numerous sets and costumes. Very Art déco at the outset, his style quickly became highly personal and impossible to categorize: the synthetic accuracy of his portraits, the evocative force of his posters for grand causes so marked him as a master of visual communication that his work today remains relevant and fresh. A student of Eugène Vallin and of Victor Prouvé with over 1400 posters to his name, he is considered a master of the modern school of poster art.
About the 1937 Paris Exposition Internationale: The Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life) was held from 25 May to 25 November 1937 in Paris. "The 1937 event was to showcase the best of the world’s contemporary scientific and technological achievement. Pavilions were devoted to the cinema, to radio, light, the railway, flight, refrigeration, and printing. Posters advertising the exposition emphasized it as a coming together of ‘arts et techniques’." (culturedarm.com)
Poster is unlined and in excellent condition.
This poster was issued in two sizes - this is the smaller version.