Musical Instrumentsby Eugene Oge
French Bord Piano Lesson Poster
Woman giving child piano instruction with richly colored background.Oges principal claim to fame was his long tenure as house artist for printer Charles Verneau around the turn of the century; he also, however, produced numerous drawings that were well-received in fine-art circles. A retrospective exhibition of all his posters drew a large audience at the Bibliotheque Forney in Paris during the summer of 1998. The first lesson is being given by an instructor in a green dress to a red-headed youngster in a beige print. With the red and yellow background and indigo carpet, the richly-colored poster could easily have been a skirmish of competing hues. But Oges keen eye melds them together harmoniously in this quaint design.