Paul Allier Artwork

Artist's Biography
Born Paris, 1896. Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Cormon where he met Lepape, Martin and Marty. In the world of Haute Couture Allier was a prolific contributing artist for L’Assiette au Beurre, Femina, Flirt, Le Jardin des Modes and Vogue. He was also involved in theatre productions and book illustrations.

His primary importance in art history was his pioneering concept of small and select limited editions, each image numbered and hand-signed. This was done in collaboration with Galerie Lutetia, Paris, where he produced his sought-after pochoir special editions.

Allier’s style was as distinctive as it was diverse: from the smokily seductive and theatrical (e.g. the Harem Series, 1926) to the boldly illustrative flat Oriental style (“The Seasons”, 1928.)

Allier died in Paris, 1953.