Jules Alexandre Grün

Jules Alexandre Grün


Nationality: French

The late 19th-century French artist Jules Alexandre Grün is best known for his Art Nouveau posters, similar to those by Jules Cheret or Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, which employ bold letting and coloring and stylized figures. Whether designing for an automobile exposition in Monaco, the Society of Painter-Lithographers, or Paris's train stations and lively café concerts and theaters, Grün favored the female figure - smiling, voluptuous, and fashionable -- as the focal point of the advertisement. Outside of his commercial work, Grün was a distinguished Salon painter who imaged floral still lifes and conservative realist portraits of women in interiors.

Although he was the recipient of prestigious academic awards, a member of the committee and jury of the Salon, and a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, Grün preferred the world of illustration and design. A regular at the Chat Noir cabaret in Montmartre, he produced decorative panels for the Taverne de Paris, contributed to theater and art magazines, and created silhouettes for shadow-puppet theaters.


Jules Alexandre Grün Original Art Values Sold at Auction

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JULES ALEXANDRE GRÜN (French, 1868-1934) La Buveuse Oil on canvas 25-1/2 x 19-1/2 inches (64.8 x 49.5 cm) Signed lo...
JULES ALEXANDRE GRÜN (French, 1868-1934)La BuveuseOil on canvas25-1/2 x 19-1/2 inches (64.8 x 49.5 cm)Signed low...
Lot 66045
Auction 5139
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Jules Alexandre Grün (French, 1868-1934) Monaco, c. 1908 Lithograph in colors on paper 48 x 34 inches (121.9 x 86.4...
Jules Alexandre Grün (French, 1868-1934)Monaco, c. 1908Lithograph in colors on paper48 x 34 inches (121.9 x 86.4 c...
Lot 61651
Auction 5337
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Jules Alexandre Grün (French, 1868-1934) Scala Enfin, seuls!, 1901 Lithograph in colors on paper 46-1/2 x 32 inches...
Jules Alexandre Grün (French, 1868-1934)Scala Enfin, seuls!, 1901Lithograph in colors on paper46-1/2 x 32 inches (...
Lot 61273
Auction 5337
Sunday, December 10, 2017

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