La Diaphane - Les Maitre de l'Affiche - 1890

La Diaphane - Les Maitre de l'Affiche - 1890

Code: nouv0121

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Cheret poster reading "La Diaphane, Sarah Bernhardt rice powder; 32 avenue de l'Opera, Paris." 1890. - Jules Cheret (French; 1836-1932) Leading lithographer; set up his own shop, specializing in posters, in 1866 (in 1881 this shop became part of the Imprimerie Chaix, publishers of Les Maitres de l'Affice); after selling shop, continued doing commercial graphics, but also painting, tapestry cartoons, etc.; combining rococo grace and modern Parisian elegance, created a true poster style (rather than imitation of oil paintings); first major poster artist to draw directly on lithographic stone.