Adolphe Jean-Marie Mouron, known professionally as A. M. Cassandre, was born on January 24, 1901, in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He was the eldest son of French parents who had settled in Ukraine. Cassandre's father was an architect, and his mother was an artist. In 1915, the family moved back to Paris.
Cassandre attended the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Académie Julian. He began his career as a graphic designer and poster artist in the 1920s. In 1923, he founded the design agency Alliance Graphique with two friends. He quickly gained a reputation for his innovative designs and became one of the leading figures of the Art Deco movement. His designs were characterized by their bold use of colour, geometric shapes, and the use of negative space. He was particularly skilled at using typography in his designs, often experimenting with new fonts and layouts. Some of his more...
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