Jacques Dubois, France (1952)
Jacques Dubois studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs and briefly at Cassandre’s ‘private’ school, both in Paris. As assistant to Jean Carlu, he collaborated on the Publicity Pavilion...Read full biography
Versailles, photography and book design, 1981.
Jacques studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs and briefly at Cassandre’s ‘private’ school, both in Paris. As assistant to Jean Carlu, he collaborated on the Publicity Pavilion at the Paris Expo 1937. In a large mural he depicted all the wellknown advertising characters of the day, including Bibendum the Michelin man, the two St Raphael waiters and Cassandre’s Dubonnet man; they ‘met’ each other in a surreal mountain landscape. Dubois was a gifted poster designer, working for the French Tourist Office (1946–68). Other important postwar clients were Vittel, Pathé- Marconi, Longines, Air France, Larousse and Crédit Lyonnais and Van Cleef & Arpels. His work is in the collection of the Musée de l’Art Moderne, Paris. His masterpiece is probably Versailles, a photo book with a great layout, on the Palace of Versailles over the four seasons. It is very poetic and shows an enormous dedication to this extraordinary place in the city where Dubois himself lived for many years