A Century of Style

Masterworks of Poster Design Past

September 19–December 3, 2016

A Century of Style: Masterworks of Poster Design spans the breadth of the art poster's  development, from the emergence of the international poster scene in the 1890s; through the rapid development of the Art Nouveau, Machine Age, and Art Deco styles; and on to the resurgence of the contemporary poster. Exploring travel and leisure, food and beverage, and fashion and entertainment, the graphic works on view include those by prominent artists Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Herbert Matter, Ludwig Hohlwein, Roger Broders, and A. M. Cassandre, among many others. These colorful and vibrant lithographs span 100 years and have been selected by Robert Bachelder from his remarkable collection of vintage posters.

Artists
Richard Avedon, Victor Moscoso, Paul Rand, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Ottom Baumberger, Lucian Bernhard, Julius Klinger, Charles Mather, Herbert Matter, Robert Bonfils, Charles Loupot, Leonetto Cappiello, A.M. Cassandre, Lisa Duncan, Ludwig Hohlwein, Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Walter Schnackenberg, Alphonse Mucha, Erik Nitsche, Giuseppe Riccobaldi, Marcello Nizzoli, Frederico Seneca, Peter Birkhauser, Herbert Leupin, Gritz Buhler, Frederico Ribas-Montenegro, Bernard Villemot, Tom Purvis, A. Roquin, Joseph C. Leyendecker, Edward Penfield,
Location
Stephen D. Paine Gallery
Free and open to the public. Always.
Credits

This exhibition was organized by Chloé Zaug with Curatorial Fellow Helen Lewandowski and Curatorial Intern Emily Watlington. Partial funding for this exhibition was generously provided by the Adelard A. Roy and Valeda Lea Roy Foundation. Exhibition design and installation overseen by Rob Gainfort. 

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