Size: 19.25 x 27 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.
This poster was created to announce the fourth annual Salon de la Chimie Caoutchou Matieres Plastiques, which took place from November to December at Paris's Porte de Versailles. Unlined and in excellent condition.