Archive for December 18, 2013

Artist of the moment ….. Adolphe Cassandre

Adolphe Cassandre was a French artist renown for his work with posters. Adolphe Cassandre was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine in the year 1901 to French parents living in the Ukraine . Whilst a youngster the artist moved to Paris, France. He is associated with surrealism. For his artistic education Cassandre attended the Academy Julian and the Ecole des Beaux- Arts both located in Paris, France.

Price range information: Prints range from $1,000 to $40,000.

In this clip a brief selection of very famous posters by Cassandre:

Cassandre was not only a great artist, but also a great businessman. Cassandre was able to start his own advertising agency. Some clients include beverage companies and also travel companies.

A famous work of the Normandie ship, seen in the gallery, this poster has brought more than $10,000 at auction.

His company created new fonts and typeface in addition to painted images.

Also worked with magazine companies designing covers.

After World War 2 the artist got into theater set and costume design.

Adolphe Cassandre committed suicide in 1968 at the age of 67 years old.