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Campagne normande by Georges Beuville - Illustration
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Campagne normande

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circa 1950
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42 x 55 cm (16.54 x 21.65 in.)
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Grande illustration sur carton fort

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Georges BEUVILLE a ébloui le 20ème siècle de son talent multiforme... illustrateur de presse,dessinateur publicitaire (voir ses pubs NESTLE dans les années 30) enlumineur de livres d'enfants ( les trois tours de Renard chez le Pere Castor est un chef d'oeuvre) dessinateur géographique des guides touristiques ODE durant 10 ans et surtout peintre d'un incroyable talent.
Fou d'avions et pilote émérite il crée des tableaux splendides de ces oiseaux de métal en particulier pour la revue ICARE.
Il a aussi fait de la Bande dessinée pour Pilote et Tintin.
C'était l'illustrateur préféré de FRANQUIN qui l' exposait dans son atelier. Encore un immense artiste normand trop peu admiré aujourd'hui

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About Georges Beuville

Georges Beuville was a French illustrator, born in Mestry, Calvados. He attended grammar school in Caen and then studied Decorative Arts in Paris. He started out in the 1920s as a portrait painter, sculptor and set designer for the theatre. He also made illustrations for stories published in the women's press. He did his advertising jobs through Havas (1926-1930), La Frégate (1930-1931) and his own Service Beuville éditions (1932-1937). He has designed posters for G.R.A.P., Boto, Malt Kneip and Nestlé. Beuville became official aviation painter in 1935 and painted military planes at the beginning of World War II. He also ventured into comic art for Editions de Montsouris, publishing in Lisette (1941) and Jean Bart (1946). After the War, he was present in Francs Jeux with 'Les Aventures de M. Pickwick' (1947), in Pierrot with 'Jacques Cartier' (1948) and in Tintin with 'Le Morne au Diable' (1950). Later on, in 1971, he was making puzzle spread pages for Pilote. Beuville is however best known for his press illustrations for Le Petit Journal, Paris-Soir, Tout et Tout, Pour elle, Notre coeur, Marie-Claire and France Dimanche, and for his many book illustrations. His work was an influence on Hergé, André Franquin, Cabu, Claire Bretécher, Pascal Rabaté, René Follet and Emmanuel Guibert.