PAIR of French mid century lithograph gallery posters advertising upcoming exhibitions by artists JEAN LURCAT (1892-1966) and VERA FABRE (1912-), the Lurcat 26" by 17 3/4", the Fabre 25 5/8" by 19" (identical sizes as displayed, 30" by 24", in simple frameless Plexi assembled with clips). These are very stylish modern graphic works that should complement your Mid Century interior. Lurcat is perhaps best known today for reviving the art of tapestry. Born in eastern France, he was in Paris by 1912, meeting the likes of Matisse, Cezanne, Renoir, and Marcoussis. By 1917 he had created his firs tapestries, and by 1933 was working with Aubusson. Extensive 1920's travel around Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa was followed in the 1930's by trips to the United States. He became quite well known, leaving his mark in modern French art. The poster dates to 1956 and was printed by Mourlot. Fabre (full name Vera Couve de Murvi Fabre) is a lesser-known figure, with a handful of prints and abstracts having appeared at auction. The Fabre poster dates to 1971. Condition of both is very good, with some very light handling creases and a few minor soiling spots visible. There are some light scratches and soiling of the Plexi surface (possibly inner side) and allow for reflections in some images. The photos exaggerate the yellowing of the backing behind the Lurcat, but that would be easy to replace, in any event.
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