Descriptive term applied to a style of decorative arts that was widely disseminated in Europe and the USA during the 1920s and 1930s. Derived from the style made popular by the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925, the term has been used only since the late 1960s, when there was a revival of interest in the decorative arts of the early 20th century. Since then the term ‘Art Deco’ has been applied to a wide variety of works produced during the inter-war years, and even to those of the German Bauhaus. But Art Deco was essentially of French origin, and the term should, therefore, be applied only to French works and those from countries directly influenced by France....
American, 20th century, male.
Born 24 October 1883, in New York; died 18 November 1945, in Brandenburg.
Painter, engraver, draughtsman, decorative designer. Figures. Designs for ceramics, stage sets.
Jugendstil, Art Deco.
Paul Scheurich studied at the arts academy in Berlin from 1902 to 1904. In ...