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Geo DORIVAL

(1879 – 1968)

Born in 1879, Géo Dorival is one of the most important poster artists of the early 20th century. As early as 1907, he produced numerous tourist posters for French railway companies, such as PLM or the Chemins de fer de l'Ouest. A talented colourist, he played with twilight and night-time tints and favoured mysterious atmospheres. During the First World War, Géo Dorival took part in the war effort by producing works of a patriotic nature, before turning once again to the tourist poster in 1918.

Appointed successively artistic director, then director, of the magazine "L'Art et la Mode", he gradually gave up his activity as a poster artist, conscious of not being able to pursue two such demanding careers at the same time. In 1928, he produced his last masterpiece, the triptych "Vers le Mont-Blanc" (Towards Mont Blanc), in which he combined his very personal use of colour with great graphic modernity. From then on, Géo Dorival devoted himself exclusively to the direction of his magazine. He died in 1968, leaving behind him some 110 posters, including many masterpieces.

To be read: J.-Ch. Giroud, "Géo Dorival 1879-1968, les affiches", Editions Patrick Kramer, Geneva.

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Chemin de fer de l'Ouest et de Brighton, London - Venezia

1908

CHF 970.–

Les plages d'Or, les marais de la Sèvre

circa 1910

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Chemins de fer de l'Est, la Suisse et l'Italie par le Lötschberg

circa 1910

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Royat, Auvergne

1911

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Chemins de Fer de l'Etat, Voyages à prix réduits, Bains de mer de la manche et de l'Océan

1912

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Héliopolis Palace Hotel

circa 1912

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Château d'Amboise

1913

CHF 1170.–

Saint-Gervais les Bains, Station Hydrominérale & Climatique, PLM

1913

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Le Mont Blanc, Son nouveau casino, inauguration juillet 1923

1921

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Relations rapides entre Paris & Constantinople via Venise

1921

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Chamonix - Mont-Blanc, PLM

1921

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Evian-les-Bains

1922

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Vers le Mont-Blanc par St. Gervais les Bains et le col de Voza

1928

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Vers le Mont-Blanc par St Gervais et le col de Voza, TMB de nuit, verte

1928

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Vers le Mont-Blanc par St.Gervais les Bains et le col de la Voza, PLM TMB

1928

CHF 13800.–

Vers le Mont-Blanc par Saint-Gervais les Bains et le col de Voza, TMB

1928

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Géo Dorival, les affiches

2009

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