Jules Alexandre Grün

Paintings

Jules Alexandre Grün

Paintings

Also known as Grun, Jules Alexandre; Grün, Jules-Alexandre

Nationality: French

Biography:
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

ItemRealized
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
$10,000.00

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