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Serge Poliakoff PARIS Poster Art


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Serge Poliakoff
Print – Mourlot Lithograph   19.5” x 27.5”

Serge Poliakoff was born in Russian and moved to Paris in 1923. He became a French citizen in 1962. He initially made a living as a guitar player until he began painting in 1930. He studied at multiple institutions, including the Slade School while he was in London from 1935 to 1937. He painted figuratively under he returned to Paris and met Kandinsky and the Delaunays. He then began painting abstracts and eventually became a leading abstract painter in the Ecole de Paris.

Posters as an art form were invented by Jules Chéret in Paris in the 1860’s. Their proliferation and refinement were the result of advances in printing technology, a relaxation of laws regulating the press, and a booming demand for the advertisement of ‘modern’ products and of the Parisian lifestyle in the Belle Epoque (1871 – 1914). In journals, books, theater programs, and posters, the graphic arts soon transcended their commercial function and became art objects sought out by art collectors worldwide.


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