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ROBERT BONFILS (French / 1886-1972)

Robert Bonfils was born in Paris. He studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs and at the Beaux-Arts, Paris. Bonfils exhibited at the Salon des Artists Français, the Salon des Tuileries, and the Salon d'Automne. As a printmaker, Robert Bonfils produced lithographs, engravings, wood engravings, and pochoirs. Although he is often regarded as an Art Deco artist, the style of Robert Bonfils is more varied than this suggests. For instance, the influence of Bonnard and Vuillard is strongly felt in Robert Bonfils' colour lithographs for Jean de Tinan's novella La Petite Jeanne Pale. We also possess a true rarity, one of only twenty-five copies of Robert Bonfils' beautiful lithographs of the estate of Boissettes in the Ile de France. Robert Bonfils also contributed pochoir fashion plates to the Gazette du Bon Ton, designed posters, and created designs for the stage. Bonfils wrote a number of practical guides to printmaking and graphic design, and taught from 1919-1952 at the École Estienne.

See also:

GASTON BARRET
PIERRE BONNARD
JULES CAVAILLÈS
PAUL GUIRAMAND
JACQUES PECNARD

Selected prints by ROBERT BONFILS

La grande allée, 1931
Lithograph
Woman putting on her
stockings, 1945
Lithograph
In a nightclub, 1945
Lithograph

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