This is one of a series of posters created for the Loterie Nationale (National Lottery) in France by a team of artists known as Derouet-Lesacq. In these posters, the element of simplicity is emphasized, allowing the artists to apply detail to the array of environments that these posters are set in.
This Art Deco style poster is for the 5th drawing (5th Tranche) as presented on the bell in the image. The theme of this lottery drawing is Easter (Paques). The image shows a man happily ringing a bell, with pink bag of lottery winnings acting as the clapper. This playfully demonstrates a French tradition on Easter known as les cloches de Paques or the ringing of bells on Easter Sunday.
The French Government promoted a nationwide lottery for many years, and during the 1930’s they commissioned artist Edgar Derouet to create many of their posters. Derouet realized his posters either alone or with one of his many collaborators. This poster is the result of a collaboration with Charles Lesacq, who worked with Derouet from 1938 to 1940.
Edgar Derouet (1910-2001) is known for his simplistic, geometric and modern advertising posters for the French Lottery (Loterie Nationale). Derouet was selected by France to create a campaign for the Loterie Nationale because of his well-known reputation as a graphic artist. In his earlier days, Derouet studied with well-known poster artists Paul Colin and George Hamel, allowing him to further perfect his illustration technique. Derouet won an award for Best Poster of the Year in 1936 and was featured at the International Exposition in Paris, France in 1937.
Charles Lesacq (1909-1940) was a French artist best known for his French National Lottery poster collaborations with Edgar Derouet. There is little information on the artist.
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