Société des Artistes Antillais


Société des Artistes Antillais


Germaine Casse

French-Creole, ca. 1860-1930

Société des Artistes Antillais. 1924.  Premier Salon 1924 Pointe a Pitre du 15 au 31 Janvier

1st Annual Salon of Antillean Artists in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe, from the 15-31st of January, 1924

Vintage Poster

Poster only: 46.5 x 31.125 in. (118.2 x 79 cm.)
With linen foundation: 50.5 x 35 in. (128.27 x 88.9 cm.)

Note: This rare, exquisite poster - dating to 1924 and announcing the first (and only) Salon of the Society of Antillean Artists in Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe - is considered to be one of the finest examples of poster-art executed in the first quarter of the 20th century. Its creator, Germaine Casse (ca. 1860-1930), was of French-Creole descent, and her reputation as a highly-skilled pioneering female artist continues to grow today, with her lushly-colored tropical studies in the manner of Paul Gauguin steadily increasing in value and stature. In addition to exhibiting her work at the Paris Salon and being praised in Opportunity magazine for her “distinctive and distinguished” treatment of the indigenous Caribbean population, she was awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, France’s premier commendation for meritorious civil achievement.

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