Dudovich Italian (1878 - 1962)
Item: R. 45
Original lithograph from the "Ricordi
Printed in Italy 1914. View entire
Presented in 16 in x 20 in acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Sheet Size:
|| 10 in x 14 in
|| 25.5 cm x 35.5 cm
Dudovich in his Ricordi studio
Dudovich attended school in his hometown of Trieste, Italy. Along
with his father he worked as a lithographer and illustrator of advertising
posters. He also became involved with the blossoming cinematographic
industry. In 1900 he was awarded the gold medal at the Universal Exhibition
in Paris and in 1920 and 1922 he participated in Biennale of Venice.
Dudovich was one of the most acclaimed advertising poster artists
of his time. Influenced by Penfield, Hohenstein (his friend and teacher)
and Mucha. He developed his own style, very graphic, with rich colours.
He become the official poster artist for Mele, the great fashion department
store. He had a long and prolific career.
"At the age of 19, Dudovich arrived in Italy from his native Trieste.
After an initial stint at Ricordi, he was hired at Chappuis in Bologna.
He was there from 1899 to 1905 before rejoining Ricordi, where he
established himself as Italy's premier posterist, largely as a result
of his refined yet lively posters for Mele, the Naples department
This is a selection from the very rare commemorative portfolio published
by the renowned Italian printer Ricordi in 1914. The portfolio consisted
of 70 lithographic plates (smaller versions) of Ricordi's greatest
posters printed between 1895 and 1914. Many of the images in the series
are so rare that they can be found today in no other format. In the
1870s, Ricordi opened an in-house lithography shop to promote its
operas and sheet music business. Ricordi quickly became the leading
lithographer in Italy and by 1895 was creating posters for other clients
such as Campari, the Milan newspaper Corriere della Sera, and the
Mele Department store of Naples. Under the tutelage of Adolfo Hohenstein,
a brilliant stable of artists emerged at Ricordi. Artists including
Cappiello, Caldanzano, Cavaleri, Dudovich, Laskoff, Metlicovitz and
Mataloni brought Art Nouveau, known as Stile Liberty in Italy, to
a world class level. Much like the famous Maitre
de L'Affiche series created by Cheret
in Paris, this portfolio celebrated the rise of the poster - which
in Italy was almost single-handedly accomplished by Ricordi.