Is that a ski pole in your pocket?

George Barbier (1882 – 1932) was a French illustrator, whose work is in the art deco style and was produced while art deco was very much en vogue. Barbier made a living in illustration as well as in theatre and costume design; he died at the height of his popularity. This work, L’hiver (Winter), is less stylistic than some of his other works but, if you squint, you can see a little Alphonse Mucha in there, and possibly some Maxfield Parrish in the landscape in the background.

This card was produced in and mailed from Singapore, which I had thought was in Southeast Asia but which might actually be somewhere in France. Thanks Ammy!

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2 Responses

  1. Lydia says:

    A marvelous postcard, most definitely! Thanks for the background on the artist (and I do see the Parrish-y look in the background).

  2. Am says:

    And thanks for the info on the artist! I love the caption, haha!
    I am amazed that you knew who the artist was, I guess I’m just ignorant… =P

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