Paris, en vente à la Librairie des Arts décoratifs, (1922).
Folio, loose as issued in publisher’s pale green paper portfolio with large gilt-lettered label on first side. Title and 12 pochoir plates,numbered 1-12, on papers of different colours. Complete.
First and only edition of a fine collection of Art Deco patterns brilliantly stencil-coloured.
The designer, decorator, painter, engraver, book illustrator and astronomer Jacques Camus (1893-1971) was a student of Claudio Castellucho at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière in Montparnasse, and of Lucien Simon at the Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris. He was close to Jean Cocteau, Henri Matisse, Raoul Dufy, Moïse Kisling and many others. A member of the Salon d’Automne and the Société des Artistes décorateurs, he founded “Cactus”, a firm specializing in pattern design for printed textile and wallpaper. He was also professor of decorative arts at the Parisian Ecole nationale supérieure des Arts appliqués et des Métiers d’art (ENSAAMA) from 1924 to the early 1930s. He took part in all major shows of the period, including the famous 1925 Paris Exposition. His work was awarded several prizes. He also devoted much of his life to astronomy.
A fine copy.
Ref. Alain-René Hardy, Tissus Art déco en France, p. 251 / Not in Lamond & Addade, Portfolios modernes Art Déco