Art Deco


Art deco began in Paris, in the early years of the 20th century, but didn't really take hold until the first world World War I. Art Deco reigned supreme 1940.  The movement  was born from such avant-garde  art movements as Cubism and Futurism. Art Deco had a very specific colour scheme and included beige, creams, silver, black, chrome, yellow and red.

   Words and phrases associated with the Art Deco Period-  Bootleggers, Roaring Twenties, The Jazz Age, Flappers, Prohibition, the Charleston, Gangsters, luxury liner Normandie, The Great Gatsby, Al Capone, Mary Pickford, The St Valentines Day Massacre, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Artists, Designers and Architects  Associated with the Art Deco Movement

 Erte, Russian fashion illustrator, 1892-1990  
Tamara de Lempicka, Polish Painter, 1898-1980



William Van Alen 1883-1954 American Architect


 Rene Lalique,  glass artist,  1860-1945


 Cassandre (Adolphe Mouron),  graphic designer 1901-1968 Ukrainian Illustrator/ Printmaker


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