Original tourist advertising poster for the spa town of Contrexéville in the French Vosges region. Can be dated around 1960.
Design: Bernard Villemot (1911-1989) . Signed in the print ‘Villemot’ at the bottom right:
Condition B +: horizontal and vertical retouched marks from folding. Image itself is flawless.
Shipping: rolled up in a sturdy tube with track & trace or via Bpost International
Bernard Villemot (1911, Trouville-sur-Mer - 1989) was a French graphic artist known primarily for his iconic advertising images for Orangina, Bally Shoe, Perrier, and Air France. He was famous for his sharp artistic vision that was influenced by photography and for his ability to distil an advertising message to a memorable image with simple, elegant lines and bold colours. From 1932–1934, he studied in Paris with artist Paul Colin, who was considered a master of Art Deco. By the end of his life in 1989, he was known as one of the last great poster artists and many collectors and critics consider him to be the "painter-laureate of modern commercial art. Since his death in 1989, his memorable images have been increasingly sought after by collectors. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Bernard Villemot
- Poster title
- Contrexéville Vosges
- Advertising, Applied art, Art, Cookery, food & drink, Geology, Landscape, Lichaamsverzorging (Bad, Spa, Turks Bad,...), Seasonal holidays, Tourism
- Country of Origin
- B+ (good - small imperfections)
- 100×66 cm