C1898

Bookdream.

Artist:

Georges De Feure French (1868 - 1943)

One of the rare supplement plates by De Feure, all of the supplement lithographs were original designs and not reductions of larger posters.  ‘Les Maîtres de l’Affiche’ (The Masters of the Poster) published in 1895 – 1900, is one of … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Bookdream.

Date:

C1898

Artist:

Georges De Feure French (1868 - 1943)

Engraver:

Imprimerie Chaix 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Lithograph printed in colour.

Image Size: 

290mm 
x 400mm
AUTHENTICITY
Bookdream. - Antique Print from 1898

Genuine antique
dated:

1898

Description:

One of the rare supplement plates by De Feure, all of the supplement lithographs were original designs and not reductions of larger posters.

 ‘Les Maîtres de l’Affiche’ (The Masters of the Poster) published in 1895 – 1900, is one of the most prestigious and influential art publications in history. It features the most outstanding advertising posters of the 19th century.

During the 19th century the poster celebrated its ‘golden era.’ Under the hands of Chéret, Toulouse Lautrec, Mucha and Steinlen, the poster attained new-found status as an innovative art form, allowing mass distribution of an artist’s distinctive imagery. By the 1890’s the streets of every great metropolis were enlivened by larger, colourful posters. The poster had not only caught the eye of the general public, but its best examples were already being regarded as works of art there were to be exhibited, reviewed in journals and collected. In 1895, the Imprimerie Chaix firm published reduced chromolithographic versions of over 200 top posters by more than 90 great artists. This Chaix publication ‘Les Maîtres de l’Affiche,’ was issued as separate numbered lithographs, every month for 60 months from 1895 to 1900. Of the 97 artists represented most were prominent painters of the day. 

In this original complete collection each lithograph features an embossed seal marking its authenticity

Biography:

Georges de Feure (1868-1943) 

His real name was Georges Joseph van Sluijters. He was a French painter, theatrical designer, and industrial art designer in the symbolism and Art Nouveau styles. De Feure was born in Paris. His father was an affluent Dutch architect, and his mother was Belgian. De Feure had two sons, Jean Corneille and Pierre Louis, in the early 1890s with his mistress Pauline Domec and a daughter with his first wife Marguerite Guibert (married 7 July 1897). 

In 1886, de Feure was one of the eleven students admitted at the Rijkscademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, which he did however leave very quickly for Paris since he felt that formal academic training had nothing to offer him. Being of very independent nature, de Feure never again took up formal artistic studies, and forged his own independent path. He was however influenced by Jules Chéret in his posters for the café concert but most likely was never his pupil and became the key designer of Siegfried Bing for L’Art Nouveau. He showed work in the Exposition Universelle de Paris exhibition in 1900. He designed furniture, worked for newspapers, created theater designs for Le Chat Noir cabaret and posters. In August 1901, de Feure was nominated Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur for his contribution to the decorative arts. He died in poverty at the age of 75 years in Paris.

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