Mourlot, Paris 1852

Introduction

Mourlot Press
Founded in 1852, the Atelier Mourlot, was a lithographic printing studio located in Paris, France.

“The walls have ears.. they even have  mouths: Mourlot posters presents some of their songs, some of their screams.” –Jean CocteauDuring the 20th century, a group of celebrated artists, including Calder, Chagall, Dufy, Léger, Matisse, Miró, and Picasso, rediscovered the largely undeveloped art form of lithography thanks to the Atelier Mourlot.

The studio originally specialized in the printing of wallpaper, but was transformed when the founder’s grandson, Fernand Mourlot, invited a number of 20th-century artists to explore the complexities of fine art printing. Fernand encouraged the painters to work directly on lithographic stones in order to create original artworks that could then be executed under the direction of master printers in small editions.

The combination of modern artist and master printer resulted in unique and visually striking lithographs, which were used as posters to promote the artists’ work.

 

Collection

Some of the most iconic images printed by Mourlot.

History


Locations

Chali-Rosso Art Gallery
2250 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 4H7
Canada
chalirosso.com

Denis Bloch Fine Art
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Gallery Tel. (310) 270-4880
denisbloch.com

Markowicz Fine Art
In the Miami Design District
1 NE 40th Street, Store #5
Miami, FL 33137
Gallery Tel. (786) 362-5546
markowiczfineart.com

Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Mezzanin Gallery
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
New York, New York 10028
Gallery Tel. (212) 570-3767

Museum Picasso of Barcelona
Street Montcada 15-23
08003 Barcelona
museupicasso@bcn.cat

Tate Britain
Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888
tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain

Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock
Liverpool, United Kingdom L3 4BB, United Kingdom
0151 702 7400
Shop Tel. 0151-702-7400
tate.org.uk/shop

Tate Modern
Bankside
London, United Kingdom SE1 9TG
Shop Tel. 020 7887 8888
tate.org.uk/shop

William Weston Gallery
7 Royal Arcade, Albemarle Street
London W1S 4SG
UK
williamweston.co.uk

Press

Artspace

HR Cafe

The New York Observer

Premium Digest

Trud.bg

Naples Florida Weekly

Life Bulgaria

Klassa Bulgaria

Monitor

Contact

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