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LEON RUDNICKI (French / c. 1874-?)

Léon Rudnicki was a French painter and stage designer, of Polish extraction. He was born about 1874, and educated at the Polish School in Paris. In 1892 he entered l'École nationale des arts décoratifs, studying under the Belgian architect Lucien Woog, with whom he later worked on large decorative projects such as the hall of l'Opéra de Vichy in 1903. Rudnicki also worked as an interior decorator for private clients, working alongside Emil Causé, Victor Prouvé, René Wiener et Louis Majorelle. As a graphic artist, Léon Rudnicki is particularly known for his Art Nouveau book jackets. The first of these was his stunning original colour lithograph,for he cover of La Femme à Paris: Nos Contemporaines by Octave Uzanne in 1894. Between 1902 and 1912 Léon Rudnicki had a studio at 17 rue Denfert-Rochereau. After this he disappears from view, and we have discovered no record of Rudnicki after WWI.

See also:

ALPHONSE MARIE MUCHA
LOUIS JOHN RHEAD
PIERRE VIDAL

Selected prints by LEON RUDNICKI

La Femme à Paris, 1894
Lithograph

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