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Georges Barbier - Le Feu
Plate #3, Almanac Falbalas et Fanfreluches

George Barbier (1882-1932) - né Georges Augustin Barbier, was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century. Born in Nantes, France on 16 October 1882, Barbier was 29 years old when he mounted his first exhibition in 1911 and was subsequently swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books, and to produce haute couture fashion illustrations.

For the next 20 years Barbier led a group from the Ecole des Beaux Arts who were nicknamed by Vogue "The Knights of the Bracelet"—a tribute to their fashionable and flamboyant mannerisms and style of dress. Included in this élite circle were Bernard Boutet de Monvel and Pierre Brissaud (both of whom were Barbier's first cousins), Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape, and Charles Martin. During his career Barbier also turned his hand to jewellery, glass and wallpaper design, wrote essays and many articles for the prestigious Gazette du bon ton. In the mid-1920s he worked with Erté to design sets and costumes for the Folies Bergère and in 1929 he wrote the introduction for Erté's acclaimed exhibition and achieved mainstream popularity through his regular appearances in L'Illustration magazine.

Barbier died in 1932 at the very pinnacle of his success. He is buried in Cemetery Miséricorde, Nantes.
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Apparently, yes George did too.


I love a good double entendre! Apparently, so did George! 😂


Thank YOU gapgirl for letting me know you like these. Sometime I post something that it turns out only I like. . . .perhaps like "a face only a mother could love" (a not-so-very-nice proverb. . .but they are meant to make a point quickly). So I've learned to stir away from my own photos of birds and snakes.

Beautiful cool colours; wonderfully romantic, too! Thanks so much for posting these Georges Barbier creations. I'm really enjoying them.


@mato. . .did you see the ones I posted two days ago. . .they are pretty spectacular. Want me to flag them for you?


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