Collection: Original Mourlot Exhibition Posters 1950-1970


Special Provenance:
 These original exhibition posters were part of a complete set of 1950's and 60's Mourlot exhibition posters in covers purchased directly from the Mourlot family by Chris Yaneff (gallery founder) while travelling in France during the early 1970's. 

Ateliers Mourlot.
 
In 1852, Francois Mourlot opened Ateliers Mourlot in Paris as a commercial print shop that primarily produced wallpaper. When Francois’s grandson Fernand Mourlot took over the shop in the 1920s, however, he converted it into a studio dedicated to the printing of illustrated books and lithographic posters. Though lithography had more or less gone out of style during the 19th century, Fernand brought it back with a single-mindedness that would change printmaking forever. Over the next four decades, Fernand brought in the greatest Modernists of his day to produce color lithographs. French painters Maurice de Vlaminck and Maurice Utrillo were among the first to work with Mourlot, though it was not long before the atelier began to reach an even broader crowd including Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse, and Fernand Léger. Lithographs were conceived as announcements for exhibitions, ads for tourism or even illustrations for political events that were posted throughout the streets of Europe, and in windows of shops and cafés. (Artnet.com)

  • Brianchon Exhibition 1956

    Maurice Brianchon, French (1899-1979)

    Brianchon Exhibition 1956

    ML. 07

    Original Lithograph, backed on linen.
    printed by Ateliers Mourlot in Paris 1956.
    Special Provenance: This original exhibition poster was part of a...

    Regular price
    $225.00
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    $225.00

  • Jawlensky Exhibition 1956

    Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian (1864-1941)

    Jawlensky Exhibition 1956

    ML. 06

    Original Lithograph, backed on linen.
    printed by Ateliers Mourlot in Paris 1956.
    Special Provenance: This original exhibition poster was part of a...

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    $225.00
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    $225.00

  • Portrait of Henry Bernstein as a young boy

    Edouard Manet, French (1832-1883)

    Portrait of Henry Bern...

    ML. 04

    Original Lithograph, backed on linen.
    printed by Ateliers Mourlot in Paris 1961. 
    Special Provenance: This original exhibition poster was part of a...

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    $325.00
    Sale price
    $325.00

  • Manessier Exhibition 1959

    Alfred Manessier, French (1911-1993)

    Manessier Exhibition 1959

    ML. 01

    Original Lithograph, backed on linen.
    printed by Ateliers Mourlot in Paris 1959.
    Special Provenance: This original exhibition poster was part of a...

    Regular price
    $275.00
    Sale price
    $275.00

  • Bissiere Exhibition 1959

    Roger Bissiere, French (1888-1964)

    Bissiere Exhibition 1959

    ML. 05

    Original Lithograph, backed on linen.
    printed by Ateliers Mourlot in Paris 1959.
    Special Provenance: This original exhibition poster was part of a...

    Regular price
    $225.00
    Sale price
    $225.00

  • Lorjou Exhibition Bruxelles 1958

    Bernard Lorjou, French (1908-1986)

    Lorjou Exhibition Brux...

    ML. 02

    Original Lithograph, backed on linen.
    printed by Ateliers Mourlot in Paris 1958. 
    Special Provenance: This original exhibition poster was part of a...

    Regular price
    $225.00
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    $225.00

  • Lorjou Exhibition 1957

    Bernard Lorjou, French (1908-1986)

    Lorjou Exhibition 1957

    ML. 03

    Original Lithograph, backed on linen.
    printed by Ateliers Mourlot in Paris 1957.
    Special Provenance: This original exhibition poster was part of a...

    Regular price
    $325.00
    Sale price
    $325.00