carzou / jules verne illustre par carzou / poster / 22/011


Carzou was born Karnik Zouloumian in Aleppo, Syria to an Armenian family.
Carzou later created his name from the first syllables of his name and surname, and added a Parisian nickname, "Jean". He was educated in Cairo, Egypt before
moving to Paris in 1924 to study architecture.
He started working as a theater decorator but quickly realized he preferred drawing and painting. In 1938, more than a hundred exhibitions of his works were organized in Paris, in the French provinces and abroad. In 1949, he received the coveted Hallmark prize.
In 1952, he created costumes and sceneries for Les Indes Galantes of Rameau at the Opéra de Paris. He continued with Le Loup (1953) for "Les Ballets" of Roland Petit, Giselle (1954) and Athalie (1955) at the Opéra and "La Comédie française".
Carzou was elected a member of the Institut de France, Académie des beaux-arts, succeeding in the seat left vacant by the death of painter Jean Bouchaud in 1977. He was also awarded the National Order of Merit of France.
A Carzou museum exists in the town of Dinard (Brittany).
He died on August 12, 2000, in Périgueux, Dordogne (France).

yellow - rare original poster - exhibition of the illustrations to
jules verne: from the earth to the moon
very good condition - slight discolouration
absolutely stunning!
image: 665 x 495mm
frame: 765 x 595mm

blue - poster for an exhibition at chateau de val
excellent condition overall - some small marks and repairs
image: 495 x 665mm
frame: 595 x 765mm

red - rare poster for galleria vision nouvelle
excellent condition overall - some small marks and repairs
image: 495 x 665mm
frame: 595 x 765mm

each with black conservation mount, black stained beech frame and museum glass - magical! - none are signed.

The set is available at 1500.00

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