Two skiers on wooden wings take flight in Francisco Tamagno’s “Chamonix” in one of the first posters to advertise railway transit for skiers. Tamagno’s work helped forge the Golden Age of Posters, when Art Nouveau was a leading decorative movement. The main artist for the Camis printing house, Tamagno’s picturesque style is highly detailed and uses a variety of brilliant colors in the design for theater bills as well as railway, bicycle and liquor posters.
Francisco Tamagno was among the original movement of France’s fanciful graphic advertisement art tradition so popular around the Turn of the 20th Century, as it is now as vintage art. His signature style is influenced by his Portuguese heritage, infusing his French-themed art with bright, lively colors in highly pictorial settings. Born in Sintra, Portugal in 1851, in his early career, he was a portrait painter. He moved to Paris in the 1880’s to work as the house artist of the printer Camis; preparing theatrical playbills, and later graduating to posters for railroads, bicycle manufacturers and distillers. He died in Paris in 1923.
This art print displays sharp, vivid images with a high degree of color accuracy. A member of the versatile family of art prints, this high-quality reproduction represents the best of both worlds: quality and affordability. Art prints are created on paper similar to that of a postcard or greeting card using a digital or offset lithography press.