Happy Birthday, Raymond Savignac (1907 – 2002)
The Parisian poster artist would be 108 years old if he were still alive today.
We are proud to present two earlier (and somewhat rare) works by Raymond Savignac in our upcoming poster auction on November 7: Oceanic and Tricosteril. The French artist began his career in 1935 at the Alliance Graphique under the supervision of Cassandre. He gained fame in 1949 with the publication of his first major poster, Mon Savon. As he states in his autobiography: “I was born as the age of 41, weaned on the udder of the Monsavon cow.” Savignac’s strength was combining a complex concept in a simple design, combined with humor. He is said to be among France’s most influential poster artists of the past fifty years.