Edgard Derouet (1910 – 2001)

Loterie Nationale La Marseillaise (1939)


Original vintage poster

59 x 39 cm

Derouet’s famous “jumping man” motif features on this stylish Art Deco poster which advertises the National Lottery. The figure’s pinstripe trousers are in the colours of the French flag, which he also waves animatedly; the figure became the figurehead of the Loterie Nationale.

Edgar Derouet was a French painter and poster artist. He studied under the celebrated poster artist Paul Colin, and worked as a poster illustrator for most of his career. During the Second World War he worked for the Vichy government and the German film industry; he became the artistic director of the magazine Art et Industrie when the war ended in 1945. He stopped working as a poster artist in 1954, instead running a print shop.

Condition: generally very good; folds as issued; some browning to paper.

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