Charles Martin, L’Auteur coupeur
Charles Martin was a preeminent illustrator, graphic artist, and set and costume designer of the art deco era. “He studied at the Montpellier Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the Académie Julian and the Paris Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Crmon. He was a prolific illustrator, working for multiple publications and illustrating a large number of books. He exhibited at the SA and the Salond des Humoristes, and designed sets and costumes for a number of plays, revues and ballets. He also designed furniture, fashions and wallpapers for several decorators, including André Groult, for whom he executed painted panels and screens. He was an exceptional draughtsman, and executed a number of erotic drawings and watercolors.