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Albert Brenet

French, 1903-2005
Albert Brenet, who recently celebrated his hundredth birthday, is surely the last of the true adventurers, having spent his life sailing the oceans of the world as the French Navy's official artist. He was born in Harfleur, near Le Havre, in 1903, and 'at home, the talk was always about the wind, the sea, and the ships'. Then there were the three-masters with their exotically perfumed cargoes of spices and coffee. The turning point in his life came when he first caught sight of the Bonchamp, one of the last three-masters to ply the seas, built at the turn of the century. As the crew was two men short, Albert gained a place on board and spent the next seven months sailing 'as they did in Colbert's day' - no electricity and just two buckets of freshwater per man per week. In between manning the rigging, he captured every instant of life on board, even in the roughest of seas. From that moment on, Albert painted and drew everything that moved, from the firemen of Los Angeles to the feria in Seville, and, of course, a whole armada of ships. He became one of the Navy's official painters in 1936. Albert thrilled to the sights of the Orient - the mosques of Iran, the souks of Tunisia - and was endlessly fascinated by the quality and continuity of Japanese civilization. Now enjoying a peaceful and well-deserved retirement south of Paris, Albert is the only artist ever to have been granted specialties in all three services - Army, Navy, and Air Force. Three exhibitions are being staged to mark Albert Brenet's hundredth birthday - in Perros-Guirec (Côtes-d'Armor), Le Havre, and Paris, at the Musée de la Marine. Taken from Normandie Magazine Summer 2003)
(Biography provided by The Vintage Poster)
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Creator: Albert Brenet
Set of Two Mid-Century French Framed Color Prints by Albert Brenet (1903-2005)
By Albert Brenet
Located in COLMAR, FR
Two authentic, framed, 1950s full-colored prints after originals by French artist Albert Brenet (1903-2005). One depicting a colorful scene from Thailand and the other from Bolivia. ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Albert Brenet

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Brenet, Original Vintage Poster, CGT, Antilles, Jamaica Venezuela Colombia 1955
By Albert Brenet
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
This poster was produced to promote tourism in Central America, particularly in Colombia, Venezuela, Jamaica and Antilles, via cruises by the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. Ar...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Albert Brenet

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Brenet, Original Vintage Poster, CGT, Ocean Tunis Liner, Henna, Spindle, 1955
By Albert Brenet
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
This poster was produced to promote tourism in the Maghreb, particularly in Tunisia via cruises by the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique. Artist : Albert Brenet (1903 - 2005) Titl...
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Original Vintage Travel Poster Aeromaritime West Coast Africa Albert Brenet
By Albert Brenet
Located in London, GB
Original vintage travel poster for Aeromaritime - to the West coast of Africa, from Dakar in Senegal to Pointe Noire - Design by Albert Brenet (1903-2005) features an African Tribesm...
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1930s French Vintage Albert Brenet

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Original Vintage Travel Poster Transatlantique French Line Le Havre Southampton
By Albert Brenet
Located in London, GB
Original vintage cruise travel poster - Cie Gle Transatlantique French Line Le Havre Southampton New York - featuring artwork by the French artist Albert Brenet (1903-2005) depicting an ocean liner sailing at sea with the stylised title text above and against the choppy white waves below. Founded in 1861 (having been established in 1855 by the brothers Emile and Issac Pereire), the Compagnie Generale Transatlantique CGT was a French shipping company known as French Line and Transat; it merged with Compagnie des Messageries Maritimes...
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Original Vintage Travel Poster, La Marseillaise Saigon, Albert Brenet, cca 1950
By Albert Brenet
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Albert Brenet Titre : La Marseillaise in the SAIGON river - Indochina and Far East by the Messageries Maritimes affiche ancienne originale de voyage A...
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Original Vintage Travel Poster Transatlantique French Line Antilles Venezuela
By Albert Brenet
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Original vintage cruise travel poster advertising the Cie Gle Transatlantique French Line Linea Francesa Antilles Venezuela featuring artwork by the French...
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Original Vintage Poster Ceremonial In Britain Royal Coldstream Guards Travel Art
By Albert Brenet
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Original vintage travel poster promoting Britain as a tourist destination - Ceremonial in Britain - published by the British Travel And Holidays Association featuring a colourful illustration of Royal Coldstream Guards...
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Original Vintage Poster Lambretta Scooter Factory Workshop Advertising Art
By Albert Brenet
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