Size: 31 x 47 inches
Artist: Lajos Marton
A Hungarian artist, Lajos Marton (1891-1952) spent some time in Paris designing posters in a French Art Deco style for bicycle, car, and motorcycle companies. In the late 1920s and early 1930s he was employed by the advertising agency Dam. Marton's work with the airbrush and photo-montage was exceptionally well-handled. His images paid homage to the machines themselves and to their mechanics and components. He produced advertisements for Peugeot, Polo cigarettes, Geisweiler wine, and of course Cycles Automoto.
Cycles Automoto was a French maker of motorcycles and bicycles founded at the turn of the 20th century. Highly respected among the day’s other great marques – Alcyon, Clément, La Française, Gauloise, Hurtu, Peugeot – Automoto came to be a preferred ride of the racing elite. The company grew in popularity until merging with the Peugeot group in the early 60s. Its logo - the three-leaf clover - appears twice in this poster.
Linen backed and in excellent condition!