Private Tour of Galerie Mourlot

September 14, 2017
6:00–7:00 pm
Galerie Mourlot
16 East 79th Street,
Suite 21, NYC
For AFA Members Only / Free

RSVP: events@amfedarts.org / 212.988.7700  x 209

 

This intimate tour will offer AFA Members an inside look at the history of Galerie Mourlot. Eric Mourlot, current owner and descendant of the gallery’s founders, will host this special visit.

INSIDE GALERIE MOURLOT

Established in 1852, the Atelier Mourlot began as a producer of fine wallpaper in Paris, later expanding its operation to print illustrated books and lithographic posters for art institutions. By the late 1930s, with Fernand Mourlot at the helm, Atelier Mourlot became one of the largest and most famous print shops of the 20th century.

Fernand introduced the color lithography process to some of the greatest Modernists of his day, including Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, and Georges Braque. In 1967, the print shop opened a second location in New York, where Fernand collaborated with well-known artists such as Henri Matisse, Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, and Alex Katz.

Although the studio is no longer open today, the works and the process of its art remain available at Galerie Mourlot.

For more information about Galerie Mourlot, please visit www.galeriemourlot.com.