Marin-Marie

1972 Vintage French Shipping Poster Compagnie Generale Transatlantique

$350.00
  • 1972 Vintage French Shipping Poster Compagnie Generale Transatlantique

Marin-Marie

1972 Vintage French Shipping Poster Compagnie Generale Transatlantique

$350.00

Date: 1972
Size: 27.5 x 19.5 inches
Artist: Marin-Marie

Marin-Marie was the pseudonym of Marin Marie Paul Emmanuel Durand Couppel de Saint-Front (1901-1987), a French maritime writer and painter. 

A trained lawyer, Marin-Marie was a passionate yachtsman who traversed the Atlantic solo in a sailboat in 1933 and then again in a motorboat in 1936. He was an inventor of industrial and naval instruments, and in conjunction with the Compagnie générale transatlantique (for whom this poster was designed), he redesigned ships funnels and aerodynamic profiles while concurrently exhibiting his paintings in galleries across France. 

He served in WWII, wrote books in both English and French and lived an idyllic country life in a home that was partially owned by the Renault family. Boats were his passion and he painted them with knowledge, grace and respect. 

The Compagnie Generale Transatlantique opened in 1861 and was known overseas as the "French Line". In its present iteration, it is known as "CMA CGM S.A.," the third largest container company in the world. This piece is was recently linen backed and is in great condition.