VINCENT, Rene (1879 – 1936). Two posters. Circa 1920s. Two colour lithograph posters of whimsical illustrations by Vincent, one showing two girls on a diving board, the other showing a young girl playing as a nurse attending to a boy with an alarming looking syringe!
René Vincent was a French illustrator who was active in the 1920s-1930s. He worked in the Art Deco style and became famous for his poster designs. He was influential in the Art Deco movement in the period between the two world wars and illustrations helped define advertising in the 20th century.
Vincent was born in 1879 in Bordeaux, France, the son of, novelist Charles Vincent. His older brother was a portrait painter. Vincent studied at the art school, Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. This is when he started to illustrate books to earn money. It was at this time he changed his studies from architecture to graphic arts.
Vincent was an illustrator for La Vie Parisienne, L’Illustration and Fantiso. When he went to the
United States, he worked for the Saturday Evening
Post and Harper’s Bazaar. Most of his contributions to these magazines were fashion illustrations. When he came back to France, he created a plethora of advertisements for Bugatti, Peugeot, Michelin, and Shell Oil Company. Vincent was a great lover of cars, so as a result he was one of the first French citizens to have a driver’s license and also one of the first Parisians to have a garage built onto his house. Vincent had a particular design style of distorting perspective and dynamism.
Each poster.
Height: 55cm
Width: 42cm
Depth: 1.5cm


Height = 55 cm (21.7″)
Width = 42 cm (16.5″)
Depth = 1.5 cm (0.6″)