Gustave MARIE

Known to have been active mostly as a poster designer at the end of the 19th century, Gustave Marie seems to be one of those artists whose name has fallen through the cracks of time.  Of course, it doesn’t help to have a last name that’s also a first name, while also carrying family and first names both of where were very common.  After all, how would you find information about Peter Paul or Mary Elizabeth?  And yet, Marie designed posters for the famous Parisian Eldorado theater, for no less than Laurent Tailhade, a poet of great renown at the time.  He also drew a double poster for the very influential print and poster dealer Edmond Sagot.  And aside from a handful more posters he was also known to be an illustrator, whose drawings showed humor and a great sense of composition.  One day the biography of Gustave Marie will be filled in.  For now, he remains an unknown master.

Gustave Marie - Les Manifestants - pen and ink drawing - detail
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The Protesters

MARIE, Gustave

Les Manifestants (original French title) Ink and pencil on thick wove paper.A preparatory drawing (numbered “23”in blue crayon) for an unidentified...

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Gustave Marie - Cheval de Fiacre - horse drawn carriage - pen and ink drawing - detail
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Carriage Horse

MARIE, Gustave

Cheval de Fiacre (original French title) Ink and pencil on thick wove paper, ca. 1900.A preparatory drawing (numbered “24”in blue crayon) for an un...

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Gustave Marie - Marie, Gustave - dessin art nouveau drawing - original design - abeilles guepes - bees and wasps Sold
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Screen Design

MARIE, Gustave

Ink and pencil on paper, mounted on board.Signed with and "MG" monogram in pencil.A design for an Art Nouveau screen.