‘Samivel’ Paul Gayet-Tancrède (1907-1992)
Samivel -The Poet of the Word and the Image, An exhibition: “At the true summit” (1992)
Created as part of an exhibition located Maison Stendhal in Grenoble in 1992/1993
Original Lithographic Poster
Samivel was a writer, an artist, a photographer, an explorer and more. In 1948 he accompanied Paul Émile Victor on the first French Greenland expedition, making three documentary films in the process. His friends included Théodore Monod and Gilbert André – the latter the mayor of Bonneval-sur-Arc and one of the founders of the Vanoise National Park – and with them and others he spent his whole life aiming for the protection of the imperilled countryside. The graphic artist side of him had a life-long fascination with high mountains, and his illustrated books and series of posters of the French Alps have long been popular.
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