Air France by N. Gerale, 1937

The French airline was formed on October 7, 1933, celebrating its 82nd birthday this week (A link to the history of Air France is provided at the end of the blog). We have always admired the wonderful poster art that Air France and its affiliates have published over the past eight decades. It is said that the airline has produced over 1000 posters since 1933. Jean Carlu, Paul Colin, Raymond Savignac, Victor Vasarely or Bernard Villemot were perhaps some of the most famous artists commissioned to produce Air France’s iconic images from the golden age of travel. We are proud to present a small collection of 14 posters from the 1930s through the 1950s. All items will be offered for sale in our auction on November 7, 2015 in San Francisco (and live online). The posters feature unique images and rich lithography and have become a lasting and valued part of aviation art history. We hope you enjoy these works of art as much as we do.

Air France - Orient - Extreme-Orient, Lucien Boucher, 1946

Air France – Orient – Extreme-Orient, Lucien Boucher, 1946

Air France - Afrique Occidentale, Vincent Guerra, 1946

Air France – Afrique Occidentale, Vincent Guerra, 1946

Air France - Towards New Skies, Anonymous, 1947

Air France – Towards New Skies, Anonymous, 1947

Air France - Proche Orient, Vincent Guerra, 1948

Air France – Proche Orient, Vincent Guerra, 1948

Air France - Paris - New York, Alphonse Dehedin, 1950

Air France – Paris – New York, Alphonse Dehedin, 1950

Air France - Amerique du Sud, Lucien Boucher, 1950

Air France – Amerique du Sud, Lucien Boucher, 1950

Air France - Afrique du Nord, Bernhard Villemot, 1950

Air France – Afrique du Nord, Bernhard Villemot, 1950

Air France - Paris, Regis Manset, 1952

Air France – Paris, Regis Manset, 1952

Air France - Maroc-Algerie-Tunisie, Bernhard Villemot, 1952

Air France – Maroc-Algerie-Tunisie, Bernhard Villemot, 1952

Air France - Cote d´Azur, Bernhard Villemot, 1952

Air France – Cote d´Azur, Bernhard Villemot, 1952

Air France - Cote d´Azur, Jacques Auriac, 1952

Air France – Cote d´Azur, Jacques Auriac, 1952

Air France - Paris - Mexico, Edmond Maurus, 1954

Air France – Paris – Mexico, Edmond Maurus, 1954

Air France - Amerique du Sud, Jacques Dubois, 1956

Air France – Amerique du Sud, Jacques Dubois, 1956

 

Catalog:
Poster Auction Catalog 40 on Invaluable

We recommend:
The History of Air France

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