Barbier, George

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Barbier, George Gender: M
Georges Augustin Charles Marie Barbier
born on 16 October 1882 at 14:30 (= 2:30 PM )
Place Nantes, France, 47n13, 1w33
Timezone LMT m1w33 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°08' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 12°06 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 09°44'

George Barbier (1914 illustration)


French illustrator, recognised as one of the great designers of the early 20th century, and also known by the pseudonym Edward W. Larry.

Barbier was 29 years old when he mounted his first exhibition in 1911 and was subsequently swept to the forefront of his profession with commissions to design theatre and ballet costumes, to illustrate books, and to produce haute couture fashion illustrations. For the next 20 years Barbier led a group from the Ecole des Beaux Arts who were nicknamed by Vogue "The Knights of the Bracelet" — a tribute to their fashionable and flamboyant mannerisms and style of dress. Included in this élite circle were Bernard Boutet de Monvel and Pierre Brissaud (both of whom were Barbier's first cousins), Paul Iribe, Georges Lepape, and Charles Martin.

During his career Barbier also turned his hand to jewellery, glass and wallpaper design, and wrote essays and many articles for the prestigious Gazette du bon ton. In the mid-1920s he worked with Erté to design sets and costumes for the Folies Bergère and in 1929 he wrote the introduction for Erté's acclaimed exhibition and achieved mainstream popularity through his regular appearances in L'Illustration magazine.

Barbier died in Paris on 16 March 1932, aged 49, at the very pinnacle of his success.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Iribe, Paul (born 8 June 1883)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (5th canton, acte n° 294) from the online Nantes archives.


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Graphic artist and designer)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Art)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession