Picasso in Vallauris #83France, 1959
12 x 9 in (30 x 23 cm)
In 1959, lithographer Fernand Mourlot organized an exhibition of all the lithographs artists had created at his shop, Mourlot Studios. His shop, later renamed Mourlot Editions, started to grow as he began inviting some of the era's most famous modern artists of the time to produce lithographs with him. Now armed with printing skills under Mourlot's guidance, these artists began producing posters for their exhibitions, taking charge of their own advertisement campaigns. By reintroducing lithography to the world as a still relevant artform, Mourlot truly earned his title as the father of modern lithography.
Image: Lithograph designed by Pablo Picasso for a 1956 exposition in Vallauris, entitled "Toros."