Size: 15.5 x 23.5 inches
Artist: Colin, Paul
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.
Pavillon de Marsan is part of the Louvre Palace, itself at the eastern end of the Tuileries Garden in Paris. In the 1700s it was the home of Madame de Marsan, the governess of Louis XVI of France and his siblings, but as of 1905 it became one of three locations to host the Musée des arts décoratifs, a museum of decorative arts and design.
Poster is unlined and in excellent condition.