Today in History: Leonetto Cappiello born in 1875

Today in History: Leonetto Cappiello born in 1875

143 years ago today, painter and poster artist Leonetto Cappiello was born in in Livorno, Italy. Leonetto Cappiello started his career as a caricaturist before dedicating himself to poster art.

Sometimes called the “father of the advertising poster,” Cappiello spent 40 active years in Paris, creating over 500 posters in his career.

The poster is one of 9 Cappiello posters offered in our April 28 auction. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com. For inquiries, email posterconnection@gmail.com.

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