Size: 15.75 x 23.25 inches
Artist: Jean Picart Le Doux
This advertisement was created to announce the sixth annual Salon de l'imagerie, an expo that would highlight the best in imagery - whether hand-drawn or printed - from that year. It took place in 1945 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, a museum of the decorative arts and design, located in the Palais du Louvre's western wing known as the Pavillon de Marsan in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, France.
The poster features the artwork of Jean Picart Le Doux (1902-1982), a French painter and renown tapestry designer whose work helped inform modern tapestry. Settling into the world of advertisement and poster art, his first works were printed in 1943 after he won the grand prize for best theater poster in the 4th Salon de l'Imagerie. He has worked alongside many great artists including Marc Saint-Saëns, Jean Colin, and Donald Brun, and his legacy lives on as one of the grand masters of the Aubusson tapestry manufacture.