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Untitled [Girl in a reading library]. Original watercolour by Georges Lepape
[France : circa 1925]. Watercolour on paper, 170 x 170 mm, signed in full by the artist at lower right; matted and framed. An original untitled work by the greatArt Déco commercial artist Georges Lepape. Lepape was trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1910 he began his long association with the haute couturedesigner Paul Poiret, illustrating the exclusive publicationLes choses de Paul Poiret. Vues par George Lapape (1911).He also started to produce illustrations for other leading fashion houses such as Lanvin, Doucet, Paquin and Worth. In 1916 he designed the famous cover of the first British edition ofVogue magazine. The first major exhibition of Lepape's work was held in 1920 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Throughout the 1920s he was illustrator for publisher Lucien Vogel's Gazette du Bon Ton, and it was during this period that he further developed his distinctive story-telling style. Lepape was also in high demand in the French theatre world, where his commissions included work for the Ballets Russes. He continued to illustrate for major firms such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and Hermès right up until his death. Major retrospectives of Lepape's work have been staged at the Palais Grenvelle (1963), Musée des Arts Décoratifs (1966) and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (1971).
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