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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Alphonse Mucha

Jules Chéret

Leonetto Cappiello

PAL (Jean de Paléologue)

A. M. Cassandre

Paul Colin

Bernard Villemot

Théophile Gustave Steinlen

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(Jean de Paléologue)
(1860 - 1942)

Pal was a member of an imperial dynasty which once ruled the Byzantine countries; by the time he came around, they had long since ceased to be emperors but still lived in aristocratic splendor in Rumania. Pal was born there, got his education and served in the military; thereafter, however he opted for a career in art, and started working as a magazine illustrator and posterist in London. In 1893, he moved to Paris, at first staying with illustrations; but between 1895 and 1900, he became intensely involved with posters, and during this brief period produced some of the most sensuous designs ever used in advertising up to that time. His loving tributes to feminine pulchritude identify his poster instantly; he could and did paint in oils as well, predictably choosing the same ravishing beauties for his subjects. In 1900, Pal made another abrupt move: he went to the United States, and for the remainder of his life worked in applied graphics: at first magazines, later ads and publicity for the auto, film and animation industries. He died in Miami at the age of 82.

Biography excerpted from:
Posters of the Belle Époque: The Wine Spectator Collection
by Jack Rennert

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