Jean-Gabriel Domergue was born on March 4, 1889 in Bordeaux. The painter and graphic artist is especially famous for his beautiful depictions of women in posters and is often compared to “Toulouse Lautrec”.
After completing his studies the artist began his career with traditional landscape painting, but later he develope his own unique style making modernistic portraits that brought that was his claim to fame. His models, mainly from the theater milieu (including Josephine Baker) are usually very slim and depicted with a Swan neck. In 1927 the artist moved to southern France. The Côte d’Azur where the Mediterranean light had great impact on his palette and where he made many of his posters until his death. Jean-Gabriel Domergue died 1962 in Cannes.