French book illustrator Joseph Hémard (1880- 1961)

Joseph Hémard, Le Rire, 1907                                         Joseph Hémard, Le Sourire, 1908
Joseph Hémard, for the play Monsieur de Pourceaugnac by Moliere, 1928
Joseph Hémard (1880-1961), for the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, 1928

Joseph Hémard  illustrated classic authors like Balzac, Molière, Rabelais, La Fontaine and Voltaire, for publishers like René Kieffer and Mornay. He designed costumes and backgrounds for revues, but he also decorated restaurants and bars. He illustrated for pharmaceutical companies and the national lottery.

Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Chansons érotiques, 1924                                                           Henry Murger, Scènes de la Vie de Bohème, 1921
Henry Murger, Scènes de la Vie de Bohème, 1921
Andre Lichtenberger, Le Petit Chaperon, 1922
Joseph Hémard, French poster promotes a liquorice flavored soda called La Comète, 1920s


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