By: BOUCHER, L.

Place / Date: Perceval, Paris, 1953,

Dimensions: 630 x 1010mm.

Condition: The large format edition. Linen-backed, in very good condition.

Promotional poster attributed to Lucien Boucher showing of a Lockhead L – 10 – 49 on a Mercator projection world map. The map depicts a pictorial map of the entire world in rich burgundies.

Lucien Boucher (1889-1971), was a French draftsman, engraver, poster designer and illustrator, and he is best known for his long-standing collaboration with Air France, for which he produced a series of advertising posters and colour maps for decorating offices.
Printed by Perceval of Paris in 1952.

The poster has always occupied a special place in Air France’s communication. With a heritage of more than 1,500 posters by the most prestigious illustrators and artists, the Company has one of the richest collections in the world. Air France uses well-known posters like Savignac, Solon and Cassandre, for example, the Company also innovates by turning to recognized artists such as Cocteau, Mathieu, Brenet, Picart Ledoux or Vasarely.

Born in Chartre, he studied at the Ecole de Céramique de Sévres. He made his debut at the Salon d’Automne in 1921, becoming a member in 1923, he also exhibited at the Salon de l’Araignée from 1924-1930. As well as lithographs, Boucher also made wood engravings, and drawings in watercolour and gouache.

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