Original Transatlantique 'French Line' Poster by Paul Colin

Original Transatlantique 'French Line' Poster by Paul Colin

Code: HH-2986


W: 61cm (24")H: 100cm (39.4")


Circa 1950. The poster is signed in the plate on the lower right.  Printed by Imprimerie Courbet, Paris. 

Poster featuring the famous 'Normandie' liner in response to the advancing airlines of transcontinental travel. The image of the ship emphasises stability, safety, comfort, style and luxury or an ocean liner as indicated by the enormous proportions of the ship.  Featuring the French national colours and the ocean liner with its huge, imposing bow dominates this striking image.  

Paul Colin (1892 - 1985) was one of France's greatest poster artists.  Famous for his 1925 poster for the Revue Nègre, which helped launch the career of Josephine Baker (who also became his mistress). Colin is considered a master of modern school or poster art, and created more than 1400 posters, many theatrical sets and also costume designs.