Eugene Oge

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His principal claim to fame was his long tenure as house artist for printer Charles Verneau around the turn of the century; he also, however, produced numerous drawings that were well-received in fine-art circles. A retrospective exhibition of all his posters drew a large audience at the Bibliotheque Forney in Paris during the summer of 1998.

Among Twentieth Century European product advertisements were Eugene Oge's ''Waterman,'' Paris, 1919, whose image of a seated woman, armed with an immense pen, with a scrolled peace treaty at her side, refers to the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, and implies that ''the pen is mightier than the sword,''