A.E. Marty Artwork

Artist's Biography
André Edouard Marty

A.E. Marty was the quintessential Parisian artist: he was born in that city in 1882, died there in 1974, and through his long and productive 92 years he touched upon virtually every major art form with the exception of sculpture. Marty was not only prolific, he was well-credentialed and highly regarded in many fields, a true Master rising from graduation at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts to appointment on the prestigious jury for the 1925 Exposition des Arts Décoratifs.

Marty was only one of four artists to contribute to every year of the elite pochoir fashion publication Gazette du Bon Ton (1912 to 1925). In addition he was much sought after as an illustrator for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Le Sourire, Fémina, Modes et Manières d’Aujord’hui and many other popular fashion and lifestyle publications. Throughout his career he also illustrated numerous books and designed advertisements and theatre posters (including a number famous ones for the Ballet Russes and the Théâtre National de l’Opéra in 1910).

In the 1930’s Marty worked extensively as a costume and set designer for the theater, cinema and ballet. In his later years he also produced extensive designs for enamel vases, plates and jewellery, much of it in the classic Art Deco style.