René Gruau 
1909-2004, Italian

Le Moulin Rouge
Oil and Gouache on cardboard 
Signed with the monogram lower right

Cardboard: 27 1/2" high x 20 1/2" wide 
Frame: 35 3/8" high x 27 1/2" wide 

Born in 1909 into an old Italian
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René Gruau
Le Moulin Rouge

20th Century

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René Gruau 1909-2004, Italian Le Moulin Rouge Oil and Gouache on cardboard Signed with the monogram lower right Cardboard: 27 1/2" high x 20 1/2" wide Frame: 35 3/8" high x 27 1/2" wide Born in 1909 into an old Italian family as Count Renato Zavagli-Riciardelli delle Caminate, René Gruau published his first drawing at the age of 14. At 18, he was being commissioned by Italien, French and English magazines. In the early 1930s, his mother moved to her native city where he took her family name, Gruau. For René Gruau, his mother would always remained the embodiment of the values and charms of society, of elegance and aristocracy of manners. Through his close friendship to Christian Dior, Gruau entered the world of advertising graphics. Gruau’s classic style was a perfect complement to Dior’s designs and very soon he became instrumental in developing the image not only for Dior’s perfumes but also for many famous luxury products, including Rouge Baiser, Bas Scandals etc. From the late 40s onward, the “Gruau Style” blazed across the covers and pages of the leading fashion magazines: Silhouette, Vogue, l’Officiel, Le Magazine du Figaro, International Textiles, Flair etc. Gruau’s designs, ads and illustrations characterize the graphic art of the forties and fifties as no other works have done. The widespread reproduction of these works and Gruau’s incredible productivity magnified their impact. The era had found its true artist. Retrospective exhibitions of his art have been held in Paris, Rome, Munich, Cologne, New York and Tokyo museums.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 35.44 in. x W 27.56 in. x D 3.55 in.H 90 cm x W 70 cm x D 9 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    LU68732425513
  • Seller Reference Number
    6036
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