MAURICE BIAIS
(1872-1921)

Maurice Louis Amédée Biais .Biais Maurice, born December 30, 1872 to Corbeil and died April 8, 1926 is a painter, draftsman and French poster.
Departing from Cheret style Maurice Biais is one of the most important designers of the Belle time. His art was renowned both in France and abroad: in 1901 he exhibited posters and drawings at Williams in New York.

Illustrator, it contributes to periodicals such asThe Journal for everyone” from children’s books, sheet music, postcards

By 1899, he designed furniture for La Maison Moderne, shop founded by Julius Meier-Graefe.

He married Jane Avril in 1911. They lived together in Jouy-en-Josas until 1926. They are buried in the Père-Lachaise (19th division) in the same grave. A son was born of this union.

Maurice Biais was awarded the Croix de Guerre 1914-1918.

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