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-Grilleres. 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 a special drawing for the Grand Prix de Paris, which took place on June 27th, 1937. The image shows a man excitingly cheering on a racehorse in the distance while he holds a lucky horseshoe and his winning lottery ticket. This poster lovingly demonstrates the spirit of winning both the Grand Prix de Paris and the Loterie Nationale.
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 Georges Grilleres.
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.
Georges Grilleres, originally from Gers, France began his career as an apprentice and worked at Paul Ternat for 8 years. Grilleres was Edgar Derouet’s work colleague and created posters with him from 1935 to 1940.
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