Henri Le Monnier Biography
One of the great masters of stone lithography, his image can be found to promote products from Perrier water, olive oil, and fine butter, and of course the chef riding the pig while selling ham.
A great sense of humor and detail was used in creating his images. Most of Le Monnier's work was done post WW1 in the great printing days that encompassed the art deco period.
Le Monnier printed with Affiches Lutetia (Paris) publishing. (Lutetia Imp. used Karcher as the printing house along with other famous artist such as Leonetto Cappiello, Jean D'Ylen, A. M. Cassandre, Geo Ham, Mauzan, Rene Vincent, Robys, 'Jac' - Jacques Sainier and Paul Mohr.)
A few of Le Monnier's famous images include:
la Bledine, Chablisene, Cordial Medoc, Hule Lesieur, La Societe (Blue Cheese), Cemoi Chcolat Dauphin, Chicoree williot, Cafe Noblot, Cap d'Or Aperitif; Sisca Cassis, Cordial Topaze marie Brizard & Roger, Le Poele Cresu-Faure, Spongia, Flor Savon en Petales, La savon Soprosoie, Dobra, La Gant Perrin (gloves), Jouet Freres, Englebert Ballon (tires), Automobiles Unic, La Montagne, and many more.
Little is know of Le Monnier's background or private life. Like Jean D'Ylen, the artists' works speak for themself and he will live on in the images he left the world.