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Barbier was one of the great French illustrators of the early 20th century.
During his career Barbier also turned his hand to jewellery, glass and wallpaper design, wrote essays and many articles for the prestigious Gazette du bon ton.
In the mid-1920s he worked with Erté (Romain de Tirtoff ) to design sets and costumes for the Folies Bergère and in 1929 he wrote the introduction for Erté’s acclaimed exhibition and achieved mainstream popularity through his regular appearances in L’Illustration magazine. (Read more)
George Petty never discussed in detail those artists who influenced him, other than J. C. Leyendecker for his interpretation of men, Coles Phillips for his technique, and Maxfield Parrish for his use of light. However, it can be inferred from his later work that other influences included artists who were extremely popular in Paris at the time, such as Alfons Mucha, George Barbier and, in particular, the watercolour technique of England’s William Russell Flint.