René Gruau (Covignano 1909 - Rome 2004)
Woman with a Long Head Scarf: Design for the Cover of International Textiles Magazine (July 1971)
Gouache, watercolour, airbrush and black ink on paper. Signed with the artist’s initial *G at the lower right.368 x 302 mm. (14 1/2 x 11 7/8 in.) [image]424 x 340 mm. (16 5/8 x 13 3/8 in.) [sheet]ENQUIRE
Throughout his career, René Gruau produced numerous designs for the covers of fashion magazines, notably the publications Vogue, International Textiles and L’Officiel de la Couture et de la Mode de Paris, as well as the men’s magazine Club. The present sheet is a design for the cover of the July 1971 issue of the magazine International Textiles. Gruau produced bold, vibrant cover designs for almost every issue of this trade magazine published between 1946 and 1986.