Framed Original 1940 Gouache Painting by Raymonde Delpy “Penguin Wool”
Original gouache on paper painting by the decorative artist, poster designer and advertising creator Raymonde Delpy (1915-1997). This is an advertising window study for the brand "Les Laines du Pingouin", founded in 1927. Painting features three penguins balancing on balls of red wool mounted on swings in a rainbow gym setting
with architectural details.
Custom framed in pink leather.
Date: 20th century, 1940s-1960s
Art Dimensions: 12.8" x 19.8", Overall Dimensions: 14" x 21"
About the artist: Trained in Decorative Arts, former disciple of Paul Colin, supported by the National Union of artists and master craftsmen advertising creators, Raymonde Delpy lived in the Montmartre district, 17 rue Burq in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. In 1939, she created the poster for the Paris Fair. In 1943, she created a poster for Hamlet. Raymonde Delpy was manager of the “Faces of France” exhibition organized in Vienna, at the Lobkowitz Palace, at the request of General Béthouart in 1946. On this occasion, she carried out the decoration of eight large bays on Mariahilferstrasse in Vienna, that of the Librairie Française and coordinated all the artistic programming (Paule Marrot, Line Vautrin, Léandre, Jouve, Lambert-Rucki). In November 1946, she produced programs, posters and decorations for film galas and for the Comédie-Française. In January 1947, she took part in an exhibition of theatrical models and costumes at the Kunstakademie. In 1950, she designed the stage designs for the play Polyeucte. She collaborated with the Comédie de Saint-Etienne, a national drama center, and in 1953, she designed the sets and costumes for Luigi Pirandello's comedy, To Each His Truth, directed by René Lesage.