Georges Lepape (1887-1971)
Image Size:
165mm x 135mm (6.5" x 5.31")
In good condition
Stock Number:
GDBT 140211 (NGPD) (C076)

Stunning Art Deco fashion illustration by the great Georges Lepape.

Pochoir fashion print from “Gazette du Bon Ton”, published by Lucien Vogel and his artists all of whom were trained at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. 

The pochoir technique was originally employed for colouring woodblock prints in the C15th. It involved applying layers of colour gouache paint (with as many as thirty stages) to create the one design. Styles were influenced by art movements such as Cubism, Fauvism and the Russian Ballet. 


Georges Lepape (1887-1971)

Lepape was born in Paris, France in 1887 and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1910 he exhibited at the Salon d’Automne, where he met the great designer Paul Poiret. They became friends and began collaborating together. In 1911, he illustrated Poiret’s brochure, Les Choses de Paul Poiret.

Shortly after, Mr. Lepape, left to work for designer Jean Patou, where he illustrated Patou’s collections. During this period he illustrated many magazine covers for the likes of the Gazette Du Bon Ton, Femina, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair. In 1923, Mr. Lepape produced theatre costumes designs for Maurice Maeterlinck’s The Blue Bird.

Georges Lepape was one of the great Art Deco artists.