René Vincent Biography

Vincent didn't get to devote much time to posters until he was in his forties, after working for many years in various publications--mainly humor and fashion magazines--and in decorative design. Once he made the switch, however, he produced posters prolifically, even using additional pseudonyms. His preference was for sleek automotive posters, but he also produced a large body of work for other clients. Most notable are the many designs, from about 1920 to 1930, for the Au Bon Marche department store. They combine humor, emotional appeal and elegance in equal proportions to magnificent ends.