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George Barbier

Barbier, George, & Jules Meynial.  La Guirlande des Mois.   Anées 1-5 (1917-1921) (all published).  Paris (Meynial) 1917-1921. [45546]

En avant! Early art deco illustration depicting a soldier at the front by George Barbier. For for La Guirlande des Mois, 1916.

"En avant!" Early art deco illustration depicting a soldier at the front by George Barbier. For La Guirlande des Mois, 1917 (illustration dated 1916.)

Renowned illustrator, costume designer and Art Deco stylist George Barbier was 32 in 1914 when war broke out in Europe.  Although little is known about his personal biography, it stands to reason that he would have been drafted to defend France against German encroachment.  If he was at the front, it didn’t prevent him from continuing to work as an illustrator. [click to continue…]

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