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Jules Grun

Jules Alexander Grun, 1868-1934, was a Cornet member from 1897 until his death. A painter and illustrator, Grun designed nine Cornet Society menus between 1899 and 1929. He contributed three works to The Masters of the Poster, and was a Knight of the Legion of Honor and a member of the Committee and Jury of French Artists. Grun belonged to the Society of Designers and Humorists, which was founded in 1904 by Charles Leandre.  The Society included many prestigious members such as Jules Cheret, Francisque Poulbot, Robida, Albert, George Goursat (known as Sem), Theophile Alexandre Steinlen and Leon Adolphe Willette, who collectively helped develop the social, literary and scenic backdrop of the Parisian streets at the turn of the 20th century. Grun often cleverly placed his characters outside the frame of his art work. Alain Weill, in Art Nouveau Postcards, states that Grun contributed to journals such as La Caricature, Le Fin de Siecle and Le Courrier Francais. Grun also illustrated A Foreigner’s Guide to Montmartre and in 1930 contributed the postcard shown below to Georges Wague's collection.





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