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Charles Kiffer Art

French, 1902-1992

Charles Kiffer, born in France, was well known for his figures, paintings, prints, posters, almost all devoted to theater, music hall and circus. From 1918, he attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1923, he created, for his pleasure, the portrait of Maurice Chevalier who entrusted him with the production of posters for his following shows in 1926 and 1927. From then on, he became the regular poster artist for the singer and created 13 posters for him. He illustrated posters for many stars like Georges Guétary (1933), Charles Trénet, Edith Piaf (1936), Yves Montand, Rina Ketty, Gaby Morlay in 1939. Kiffer also created many sets and stage curtains for the Casino de Paris. More than 65 years after his first poster, Kiffer still works in his studio on the Ile Saint-Louis in Paris, where he likes to entertain his friends and the great contemporary artists.

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Artist: Charles Kiffer
Charles Kiffer, Backstage at the Cabaret, Dedicated To Maurice Chevalier?
By Charles Kiffer
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Charles KIFFER (1902-1992) Behind the scenes of the cabaret. Drypoint signed and dedicated lower right "A Maurice" (Maurice Chevalier?) Numbered 2/15 Sunstroke, very slight stains. 5...
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20th Century Charles Kiffer Art

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Paper

Edith Piaf On Stage Watercolor signed Charles Kiffer circa 1935
By Charles Kiffer
Located in Paris, FR
Edith Piaf on stage watercolor and pencil on paper, mongrammed K for Charles Kiffer (1902-1992), Workshop stamp. Charles Kiffer is well known for his figures, paintings, prints, pos...
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1930s Modern Charles Kiffer Art

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Watercolor

Original "Maurice Chevalier, Alhambra Theatre" vintage poster medium size
By Charles Kiffer
Located in Spokane, WA
Original Alhambra Theatre Maurice Chevalier vintage lithographic poster. Artist: Charles Kiffer (1902 - 1992). Size: 19.25" x 27.25". Archival linen-backed antique vintage poster; ready to frame. An original lithograph was done for the inauguration of the new Alhambra Theater, featuring Maurice Chevalier. Over the years; Kiffer designed 13 for Chavalier from 1927 - 1963. (Kiffer also designed for Josephine Baker, Edith Piaf, and many other performers.) Today this version with the text of the Alhambra Theatre Maurice Chevalier is a rare poster. Mid-century-modern. The Alhambra was a music hall located at 50, rue de Malte in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. It opened on August 11, 1866. This image with the familiar tilted hat is a recognized image associated with several different poster designs created for the actor Maurice Chevalier. In addition to the images created for the French cabaret; a similar image is also associated with the liquor poster...
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1940s American Modern Charles Kiffer Art

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Lithograph

Original 1930's modern style poster Alhambra - Maurice Chevalier
By Charles Kiffer
Located in PARIS, FR
This beautiful original 1930's modern style poster was created for the opening of the new Alhambra Theater, featuring Maurice Chevalier. The actor is dressed in a black bow tie...
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1930s Charles Kiffer Art

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Maurice Chevalier, Casino de Paris
By Charles Kiffer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Maurice Chevalier, Casino de Paris" created 1925 is a lithographic poster on paper by French noted artist Charles Kiffer, 1902-1...
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Early 20th Century Realist Charles Kiffer Art

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Ballerina
By Charles Kiffer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled "Ballerina" c.1950 is a watercolor on paper by French noted artist Charles Kiffer, 1902-1992. It has the estate stamp of the artist on the back. The artwork size ...
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Mid-20th Century Realist Charles Kiffer Art

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Watercolor

violin player with orchestra early 20th century color lithograph poster
By Charles Kiffer
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Original color lithograph poster by Charles Kiffer depicting a violinist. 60 1/2" x 44" art 66 1/8" x 50" framed Charles Kiffer, produced numerous lithographs during the 1920's , ...
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1930s Charles Kiffer Art

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Lithograph

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Backstage
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CHARLES KIFFER "BACKSTAGE" OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED FRANCE, C.1930 35.75 X 28.75 INCHES Charles Kiffer 1902-1992 Kiffer's mother taught piano and his father, a tailor, working for many comedians. Exposed early in the artistic world, Kiffer began to draw and paint caricatures of actors. From 1918, he attended the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He designed in 1923 for his own pleasure, the portrait of Maurice Chevalier, who later entrusted him with the realization of posters of his shows following in 1926 and 1927. This became the poster of Chevalier and he was commissioned for thirteen more posters until 1963. Charles Kiffer, fascinated also by printing processes, he produced own lithographs from 1929's , sometimes in collaboration with various Parisian workshops. He illustrated many of the posters for stars like George Guétary (1933), Charles Trenet, Edith Piaf (1936), Yves Montand, Rina Ketti, Gaby Morley in 1939. He also designed in the fields of dance, theater and circus, big names like Josephine Baker, Brigitte Bardot, Mistinguett, and the clown Alex Porto. During the Second World War he was engaged in the Rouen region, where he designed and painted camouflage the French aircraft. After the war he returned to show business. In 1949, Kiffer was the radio host Zappy Max and later artists Gilbert Becaud, Annie Cordy, the Compagnons de la Chanson ... From 1955, he made a dozen posters for the mime Marcel Marceau. Kiffer also created many decorations and stage curtains for the Casino de Paris. Over sixty-five years after his first poster, Kiffer was still working in his studio on the Ile Saint-Louis in Paris where he liked to entertain friends and contemporary artists. Centre de Toulouse Poster did a tribute in 1990, his last exhibition of posters. Kiffer Charles died...
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