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Poster - Exposition Internationale Paris
  • Exposition Internationale Paris
    Cappiello, Leonetto, born 1875 - died 1942
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Exposition Internationale Paris

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1937 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cappiello, Leonetto, born 1875 - died 1942 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 405M, case MB1, shelf A, box 3L

The V&A was born out of the success of the world's first great international exhibition held in London in 1851. The exhibitions, expositions and world's fairs staged around the world since then have been spectacular, popular and influential. Unsurpassed in their scale and confidence, the expositions encompassed the very latest developments in art, science and technology from all nations of the world, displayed in a fabulous array of buildings and parks.

Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1974) was a distinguished poster artist; here his design in the Art Deco style features allegorical figures representing Art and Technology, and expresses the idealism, optimism, modernity and innovation that the Exposition represented.

Physical description

Poster in portrait format showing two female figures hailing each other. One holds a flame, the other holds over-sized protractors and compasses. The is wide diagonal waving band striped with different colours behind them.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1937 (made)


Cappiello, Leonetto, born 1875 - died 1942 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph


Height: 119 cm, Width: 80 cm

Descriptive line

Poster, 'Exposition Internationale Paris', colour lithograph by Leonetto Cappiello, France, 1937.

Subjects depicted

Art; Protractor; Technology; Compasses


Advertising; Entertainment & Leisure; Prints; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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