Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Albert Brenet

[France] (b 1903/d 2005)

Albert Brenet studied at l'École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1921. In 1925 he travels to equatorial Africa with funds from a prize awarded by the Salon des Artistes Français. In 1935 Brenet starts to work for the magazine L’illustration, a collaboration which will continue until the end of the magazine. As an illustrator with the magazine , Brenet was a prolific illustrator of early cars and airplanes and would formulate alongside George Ham, a style particular to both the magazine and these emerging new technologies. In 1936 Brenet became the official artist for the French Air France and the Navy for which he was later awarded the Légion d'honneur" 



French Indian Settlements 1949 "Air Mail" (3,3,1) [Photo][Litho] Sc(C14)

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