On “Emerald”

Ludwig Hohlwein was not the only European poster artist who inspired Californian citrus label painters for their work. Another example is Alphonse Mucha (1860 – 1939), a Czech painter and decorative artist, one of the leading protagonists of the so-called youth style. Continue reading

On “Elite” and “Chinese”

A couple of days ago I went to the Sprengel Museum in Hannover to visit an exhibition of street posters of around the turn of the century 1900 featuring such famous artists as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustav Klimt, Alfons Mucha, Jules Cheret and others. To my surprise I detected Continue reading

Jim Campos on “Jupiter”

Artists who created the thousands of labels in the Citrus Label Gallery were rarely allowed to sign their work. Their names are largely lost to history despite a fabulous body of work as evidenced by the images in the gallery. The artist who drew Jupiter Brand Continue reading