Paul Gustave Mohr Biography
Paul Gustave Mohr, a French Avant-garde poster designer from the Art Deco
period was born Sept. 4, 1890 in Ham, France and died on April 13, 1959 in
Paris. He lived most of his life in Paris, and then settled in the small
town of Asnieres, France, just outside of Paris. He attended the Sorbonne
University, as well as several art schools. During World War I, he was a
pilot in the French Army from 1914-1917. Paul Mohr married Jeanne Levy in
1917 and they had three daughters: Helene, Genevieve, and Jacqueline.
As an artist, he designed advertising posters from 1920 to 1940. His
posters advertised Wonder cycles, Dainty cycles, Lustucru pasta, Banania
sugar, Bremsit brakes, Champigneulles beer, L'Union beer, Dubonnet wine, as
well as shoes and ham.
This information was provided to me by my mother, Helene Mohr Breitenbucher,
who was his eldest daughter. Carol Schuler (granddaughter)