Pierre Fix Masseau (1905-1994)View Artist Biography
Paris Venice Simplon
12.25" x 19.75"
Paris Venice Simplon. Orient Express - heart. Inside the heart you have the Eiffel Tower rising in the sky with the French flag. A lovely poster with romantic charm advertising the sights to see if you take the Orient Express to get there! On 4th October 1883 the first Orient-Express train service was inaugurated. The 1920s and 1930s were the heyday of the legendary train - elaborate meals, decadent company and fine wines characterised this era of rail travel. Royalty, celebrities, courtesans and spies intermingled as they travelled in opulence throughout Europe. He was at the time a renowned sculptor, famous for his busts, namely Anna de Noailles, but he was also famous for his decorative art inspirations. He favored the Art Nouveau style in creation of domestic objects such as vases, and chandeliers. His works have been displayed in museums in Lyon and Paris. Fix Masseau did the last edition of original posters creations for the Orient Express.