Sail Matson - Tahiti

  • 13010
  • L. Macouillard
  • 19.5” x 28”
  • C 1950
  • $950
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  • The Matson Navigation company was founded in 1882 by William Matson The company is still in existence and is a publicly traded transportation company. It began as a transporter of products to and from the Hawaiian Islands and in later years added other destinations in the Pacific Ocean. This particular poster features Tahiti and displays its alluring beaches and the enjoyment of water sports on the island. Other posters in this series include Australia and Fiji. Tahiti is advertised as being reachable by the SS Mariposa and the SS Monterey. In the 1950s when this poster was designed, it was truly an exotic destination.
    Louis Macouillard (1913-1987) was an American artist born in San Francisco, California and educated at the California College of Arts and Crafts. He was a painter who specialized in water colors as we can see in this poster design. During his career his work was part of many posters, books, magazines, and commercial advertising.
    This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.