Vintage Chamonix Ski Poster by Francisco Tamango
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The original Chamonix Mont-Blanc ski poster was done by Francisco Tamango before the turn of the 20th century.
Two skiers on wooden wings take flight in Francisco Tamagno’s “Chamonix” in one of the first posters to advertise railway transit for skiers. Tamagno’s work helped forge the Golden Age of Posters, when Art Nouveau was a leading decorative movement. The main artist for the Camis printing house, Tamagno’s picturesque style is highly detailed and uses a variety of brilliant colors in the design for theater bills as well as railway, bicycle and liquor posters.
Francisco Tamagno was among the original movement of France’s
fanciful graphic advertisement art tradition so popular around the Turn
of the 20th Century, as it is now as vintage art. His signature style is
influenced by his Portuguese heritage, infusing his French-themed art
with bright, lively colors in highly pictorial settings. Born in Sintra,
Portugal in 1851, in his early career, he was a portrait painter. He
moved to Paris in the 1880’s to work as the house artist of the printer
Camis; preparing theatrical playbills, and later graduating to posters
for railroads, bicycle manufacturers and distillers. He died in Paris in
1923. All in all a great vintage ski poster that would be a wonderful addition to your ski chalet decor. Available in a variety of finishes.
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