Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Artist Research: George Barbier

French art deco illustrator. 'Georges Barbier'.
Primarily a book illustrator, he also designed fabrics, wallpapers and posters and commercial wrappings, boxes and postcards. He designed costumes and settings for several theatrical productions and for Rudolph Valentino's movie Monsieur Beaucaire. A regular contributor toLa Gazette du Bon Ton, the Journal des Dames et des Modes, FĂ©mina, Vogue, Comoedia IllustrĂ© and other journals, his illustrations were frequently reproduced in the pochoir process. His finest book illustrations were those interpreted in woodcuts by F. L. Schmied.


  1. Oh - I LOVE these, Alice - perfecto! If you're feeling brave, maybe you could do a 'Supplement' post on the group blog showcasing Barbier?

  2. Hey Alice I found these images while doing my Rear Window review, of Grace Kelly's costumes in fashion illustration. They are very dignified and elegant drawings so I thought you might appreciate them :) I've also included some other links to more work by the designer of Grace Kelly's outfits, Edith Head.

    Sorry for the very small images!