Artist: PAL – Jean de Paleologue (Romanian, 1860-1942)
Date of Origin: 1893
Medium: Original Stone Lithograph Vintage Poster
Size: 40” x 58”
A member of a Romanian dynasty stretching back to Byzantine rulers, Pal was born in Bucharest, but started his artistic career in London as a magazine illustrator. In 1893, he moved to Paris, at first drawing illustrations. There then followed five years of intense activity in posters in which he produced some of the most sensuous designs ever used in advertising up to that time. This poster for the seaside resort of Cabourg is not only one of his best, but it may very well be one of his first Parisian posters.