Deco Artist/Illustrator Spanish Name : LUSENET : Art Deco Society of Washington : One Thread

Hello society,

Some years ago I saw some deco prints which I really liked.

One especially remembered was the interior of a deco apartment. I also recall the apartment had been preserved in its original state and there was a comparative photo of how it looks today.

The colours were pastel in nature and the feel of the picture was very 'flat'.

The information included a statement that the artist was best remembered as an illustrator.

My last and least reliable recollection is that the artist had a Spanish sounding name.

I have searched without succes to try and locate this artist. Can anyone help?

Cheers, Rodger

-- Rodger Wright (, March 20, 2004


Hi Rodger.

That's not much to go on, but you might be thinking of Bernard Boutet de Monvel, who was a portraitist and illustrator and whose Art Deco flat I remember seeing published somewhere in the last 2 or 3 years, maybe in House & Garden, maybe in the French version of Elle Decor, maybe Vanity Fair.


-- MAGNAVERDE (, April 05, 2004.

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