Lelong, Rene (1871-1938)

Lelong, Rene (1871-1938)

Rene Lelong was one of the finest illustrators in France during the early 20th-century. His work covered an array of subjects but he’s predominantly known for social scenes involving women and striking posters.

There’s a sense of youthful exuberance, excitement and glamour running through his illustrations - he captured Parisian society at the height of its decadence.

He worked for various publishers including Paul Ollendorf and Pierre Lafitte while also providing drawings for notable magazines.

Here’s another example of his work:

https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2007/19th-century-european-art-n08303/lot.261.html

1871

Born in Arrou, France.

1895

Awarded a medal at the Salon of French Artists.

1898

Elected a member of the Salon of French Artists.

1923

Began designing posters for Kodak.

1933

Died in Blois, France.

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