Paul Iribe was a influential French designer and illustrator contributing significantly to the Art Deco movement, especially in fashion and advertising. He produced significant work in furniture, fashion illustration, theatrical design and jewelry, and spent time in Hollywood as a theatrical designer.
Lhote was born 5 July 1885 in Bordeaux, France, and learned wood carving and sculpture from the age of 12, when his father apprenticed him to a local furniture maker to be trained as a sculptor in wood. He enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux in 1898 and studied decorative sculpture until 1904.
Paul Follot was a French sculptor and artist active between 1877-1941. Known for using premium materials and sophisticated techniques, his work included furniture, fabrics, and ceramics. He played a significant role in the Art Deco movement, rejecting mass-produced art for luxury and ornamentation. He was also a teacher and theorist.
With more than 80 stunning photographs, Masterpieces of French Jewelry offers a fascinating look at the most remarkable pieces that found their way into prominent American collections. Like all art, this delightful array of jewelry mirrors the evolving culture of its time. Chapters in this book explore jewelry of the Victorian Era and the Art Nouveau period of the early twentieth century; Art Deco; 1940s retro; up through the 1960s and more contemporary styles.