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Saturday, April 6, 2013

George Barbier ( French artist, 1882 - 1932)

In the France that emerged from World War I, George Barbier, then in his 30s, was one of the best-known artist-designers, especially famous as a creator of the brilliantly colored fashion plates that had been launched by the couturier Paul Poiret a decade earlier, and of jewelry for Cartier. He also made his mark as a writer and reviewer for magazines, a designer for theater and film, and a book illustrator. Yet when he died in 1932, at the age of 50, his name rapidly sank into obscurity. "George Barbier: The Birth of Art Deco" at the Fortuny Museum in Venice, is the first posthumous exhibition of his work.
























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