Size: 16 x 22.5 inches
Artist: Pignon, Edouard
About The Poster: According to the British newspaper The Independent "EDOUARD PIGNON was one of France's foremost painters, and followed the classic path of the French autodidact intellectual. Born in 1905, the son of a militant miner in Bully-les-Mines, Pignon's humble origins stood him in good stead at the height of the French Communist Party's prestige in the 1950s. He left his village for Paris in 1927, and worked in the Renault and Citroen car factories, attending evening classes at the Universite Ouvriere in painting and sculpture. In 1931, when the effects of the Wall Street Crash were taking their toll on the French art market and depression loomed, he joined the Association des Ecrivains et des Artistes Revolutionnaires." His work often reflected his deeply held political views. Sadly, during his very last years Pignon lost his sight, the greatest of tragedies for an artist. As The Independent noted "A particular chapter of the history of French painting closes with his death."
This exhibition poster is in excellent condition and was printed in Paris by the famed printer Mourlot.