wally smith's Profile
I have collected art since I was a student at university...
posters for rock concerts, demonstrations, art exhibits, products, etc.
As I saw more of the world and took some art history courses my appreciation for the world's art grew.
Poster design was the day job for many artists in the 19th and 20th century.
The Maitres de l Affiche (Masters of the Poster) made it possible to collect wonderful works by otherwise unaffordable artists; such as Wm. Bradley, Jules Cheret, Steilen, G. DeFeure, Maxfield Parish, Toulouse Lautrec, E. Grasset, Alphonse Mucha, etc.
The colors and the printing detail of these 240plus lithographs is often much better than the original billboard posters. The street posters were printed on cheap paper and because of their often huge size; were meant to be seen from a distance.
The Maitres de l…
- Joined July 24, 2012