Alfred Choubrac

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Choubrac was one of the pioneers of French poster art; in 1884, when Maindron published his first article on posters, he listed only nine active posterists known to him, and included the three poster artists whose work made up the first poster exhibition, held that same year in the Passage Vivienne in Paris: Alfred and Leon Choubrac and Jules Cheret. Clear, deliberate outlining of his subjects was one of Choubrac's trademarks; the other was gentle humor and whimsy.