Stone Lithography

Picasso, Matisse, Miró, Chagall, Léger and many other leading Modern artists carefully produced their own exhibition posters during the mid-1900s and collaborated, chiefly, with the pioneers of lithographic printing such as Mourlot Studios in Paris.

The stone lithography process

The first fine art posters, and many art-exhibition posters, were produced by artists and printers working directly on to stone plates for reproduction.

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