Founded in 1933, International Textiles was a leading publication for the promotion of the fashion and textiles industries, to which Gruau contributed artwork from 1946 until 1984. Gruau's distinctive and elegant mastery of line and his ability to synthesise colour with negative space yielded fashion illustration at its most dynamic.
RENÉ GRUAU (1909-2004)
POLKA-DOT SCARF, 1959
RENÉ GRUAU (1909-2004) POLKA-DOT SCARF, 1959
ink, gouache and white paint on paper
16 1/8 x 11¾ in. (41.5 x 29.7 cm.) excluding frame
signed *G, lower right
S. Nissen, V. Leret, Le Premier Siècle de René Gruau, Paris, 2009, p. 126 (illustrated)
Sale room notice
The following six lots are the original artworks for the covers of the International Textiles publications.