Exhibition at the Stables of the Domaine de Franc-Warêt, rue du Village 50 - 5380 Fernelmont BELGIUM (10 minutes from Namur) from Saturday 20 to Saturday 27 February from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5.30pm.
Sale on Sunday 28th February 2020 at 3pm at the stables. Possibility to attend the sale according to the sanitary measures required.
Sale at the Auction on the same day at 11 am at the stables.
For further information, please call +32 499 84 95 07.
Lots 24 to 41 present an unpublished set of early works by Pierre Lévy dit Dardel, illustrator and advertising designer, coming directly from the artist's family. Among these works are a set of academies (lots 24 to 35) from Dardel's student period at the Ecole des Arts appliqués de Paris around 1934; two rare advertising projects testifying to the artist's commercial beginnings (lots 36 and 41) designed around 1935, as well as four original illustration projects for the famous magazine Fillette, for which Dardel worked in 1947.
A contemporary of the famous illustrator Pierre Joubert, Dardel studied at the École des arts appliqués à l'industrie de Paris in 1932 and graduated in 1935 with a special mention for his success in the advertising studio.
Between 1945 and 1949, he made numerous illustrations for magazines such as "Fillette", "L'escoute" but also for the "Sanders" company (a company that sells animal feed) for which he drew animals. He also made many illustrations for books on various themes, including "Histoire de France" (3 different illustrated volumes known to this day) by Marc Chesnau, "Petite histoire de la colonisation française" and "Trois Contes" by Marie-Madeleine Martin, "Eau de Vichy Vin de Malaga" by Simon Arbellot and "Alphabet" by Editions de l'Arc.
Portraitist and landscape painter painting on the motif during his explorations of France by bicycle, he decided in 1949 to join the EPDI (Ecole Professionnelle de Dessin Industriel) in Paris where he created the teaching section for advertising drawings which he directed until 1982, when he retired.
On 27 January 1969, he was made a Knight in the Order of the Palmes Académiques for services rendered to the French National Education system.