Paris: Albert Lévy, 1931. Pochoir. Plate 13" x 10.75"; sheet 15.5" x 12.25" From “Jean Burkhalter: Soixante-dix motifs décoratifs en dix-huit planches.” This is Album No. 2 in the two-part series “Collection ‘Décors et Couleurs,’” Jean Saudé's translation of Burkhalter's designs into Pochoir. “Pochoir” (French for “stencil”) is a type of screen printing in which the outlines of the design are produced first, then brilliant color is hand-applied through a series of stencils. Pochoirs were used in fashion, patterns, wallpaper, architectural design, and book illustration. Burkhalter’s designs are typical of the Art Deco style which was used by many French artists of the 1920s and early 1930s, including Picasso, Leger, and Seguy. Burkhalter worked in many of the applied and fine arts as an architect, decorator, draftsman, designer of fabrics and silverware, painter of oils and frescoes, and professor of pictorial composition. Saudé was famous for his work in Pochoir, producing prints for a number of artists including George Barbier. In 1925 he published “Traité d’enluminure d’art au Pochoir,” a guide to the Pochoir technique.
Brilliant color. Ex-lib. with stamp and ref. number on reverse. Faint blindstamp bottom right, else Fine. Item #618829
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