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Jean Dupas - London Underground Railway (Art Deco) - Framed Picture - 16"H x 12"W


A 16"H x 12"W framed Picture of  'Jean Dupas - London Underground Railway'

Jean Théodore Dupas was a French painter, artist, designer, poster artist, and decorator whose work is considered the utmost example of Art Nouveau and Art Deco.

Dupas won the prix de Rome.

Dupas has worked in various exponents of the Nouveau and Deco areas, such as the fashion magazine Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. At the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, he showed Les Perruches, one of his most famous oil on canvas.

In 1927, with the aide of the famous French printing house Draeger, he conceived one of the masterpieces of printed advertising, a catalogue for the fur company Max.

In the 1930s, Dupas was commissioned by Frank Pick to produce the artwork for a series of posters for the underground network of London Transport.

Dupas loved  large-scale projects, he collaborated in the decor of famous steamships during the 1930s, emphasizing the Art Deco style. The SS Île-de-France and the SS Liberté were among the first. But in 1935, with the help of glass master Champigneulle, he decorated the grand salon of the Normandie, in more than 400 square meters of painted and frosted glass.

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