Paul Colin - Josephine Baker (Art Deco) - Framed Picture - 16"H x 12"W
A 16"H x 12"W framed Picture of 'Paul Colin - Josephine Baker'
Paul Colin was one of France’s greatest poster artists.
Made famous in 1925 by his poster for the Revue Nègre, which helped to launch the career of Josephine Baker (who became his mistress), he worked for over forty years in the theatre, creating not only posters but also numerous sets and costumes.
A student of Eugène Vallin and of Victor Prouvé, he is considered a master of the modern school of poster art. He is the author of over 1400 posters.
He was the master of painter Philippe Derome and poster artists duo Lefor-Openo
Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress, who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus" "Jazz Cleopatra", and even the "Creole Goddess".
Baker was the first black woman to star in a major motion picture, Zouzou, and to become a world-famous entertainer. Baker refused to perform for segregated audiences in the United States and is noted for her contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. She was offered unofficial leadership in the movement in the United States by Coretta Scott King, following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, but she refused.
She was also known for assisting the French Resistance during World War II,