Maurice Neumont was among the French artists who were frequently commissioned by A La Place Clichy to create poster designs. A leading French illustrator and poster artist of the late 19th and early 20th century, Neumont was based in Paris. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and exhibited in the Paris Salon. Neumont is especially remembered for his patriotic World War I posters to rally the public and raise funds for the French war effort. He was also a leader in the arts community — a co-founder of the Paris Société des Dessinateurs Humoristes and of an organization to preserve the distinctive character of Montmartre in Paris, traditionally an artists’ neighborhood. In recognition of his lifetime achievements he was honored as a chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.
Condition: A-/B+. Generally fine with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling. Linen backed.
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