Leon Benigni was a fashion illustrator and graphic designer who worked with fashion designers such as Jeanne Lanvin, Marcel Rochas, Elsa Schiaparelli, Lucien Lelong, Jacques Fath, Jean Patou, Nina Ricci, and Cristobal Balenciaga.
In addition he worked closely with fashion magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Modes et Travaux, and Femina, both for editorial and magazine covers, creating bold Art Deco influenced fashion illustrations, capturing the sophistication and glamour of the period.
His many travel posters of this period advertising spas and resorts in France also uniquely captured the spirit of the 1920s and 30s.
The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair19 - 21 May 2023John Adams Fine Art will be exhibiting at the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair in May 2023. Following eight successful years in Petworth Park, the next fair is scheduled to be held from 19 to 21 May 2023. The famous National Trust property in the picturesque market town of Petworth has proved an ideal venue, attracting thousands of eager visitors. In its spacious marquee, the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair has over 60 exhibitors, predominantly members of The British Antique Dealers' Association and LAPADA The Association...
A celebration of art on paperMarch 21, 2023This month we offer a focus on works on paper in our collection. While artists have traditionally used paper to plan and test ideas with the immediacy of watercolour, pencil, ink or gouache, often this medium gives us a more intimate glimpse into the artists' creative process. Pictured above is a wonderful watercolour and gouache on paper by Max Papart, painter and printmaker born in Marseille in 1911. During the 1950s Max Papart worked in a decorative post-cubist style, yet one which contained an element of realism. Later he moved...