Fernand Mourlot

Fernand Mourlot (5 April 1895 -1988)

Drasner Gallery Aspen is the exclusive dealer for Mourlot lithographs in Colorado.

Mourlot Printing Studio in Paris:
In 1923, Mourlot won a contract to produce an original lithograph to promote an exhibition of French Modern Art

By 1937, Mourlot Studios had become the largest printer of artistic lithographs and was often hired by French and foreign museums, such as the Tate Gallery, to produce high quality works for their upcoming exhibitions.

For some time, Fernand Mourlot had been inviting artists to come and work on location at the Mourlot Studios to create original graphic works of art.

In October 1945, encouraged by Henri Matisse and Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso meets with Fernand Mourlot. A few days after the meeting, the artist decides to dedicate himself to the lithographic medium. This first visit will last four months. With days often starting at 8:30 in the morning and finishing well after 8:00 in the evening, Picasso will thoroughly explore the lithographic process. This experience will usher in a collaboration with the Mourlot studio that would last almost three decades
and produce over 400 different graphic images and editions.

Yves Klein
Pablo Picasso - La Petite Corrida
Lithograph, 1982, 22.5" x 16"
Marc Chagall - Offrande à la Tour Eiffel
Lithographic Poster, 1964, 28" x 20"
Edition: 1500
Pablo Picasso - Congrès pour la Paix (without lettering)
Lithograph Poster, 1962
39.5" x 26"
Ref. Czwiklitzer #174
Edition: 8,000
Marc Chagall - Le Trone De David (the Throne of David)
Lithograph, 1982
Printers proof aside from the edition of 50