A rare collection of original illustrations in charcoal and watercolour by Achille Lucien Mauzan.
Born in Gap, France, Mauzan lived and worked mainly in Italy and South America during his career. A deft draftsman and brilliant colourist, his career was mostly devoted to producing advertising posters for a wide variety of goods and services. From a fairly sensible start producing quite straightforward images in a representative, naturalistic way, his style developed and he became a creator of lively, expressive and jaunty imagery, full of character and caricature.
These illustrations were undertaken for a daily newspaper in Paris in the mid 1930s to accompany a serial story.
Born in France, Mauzan would begin his life as an illustrator in Italy in 1909, working for Ricordi and other topnotch printing firms. He remained there until 1927, when he and his wife were invited to Buenos Aires. There he continued a frantic pace of poster production until 1933, when the Mauzans returned to France, where he would continue his work for the rest of his days.
Available for purchase individually.