JEAN GEORGES LEON CARLU (1900-1997)
French illustrator and graphic designer, born in Bonnieres-sur-Seine. A student of architecture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in 1918, he redirected his interests toward the fields of graphic art and exhibition design after the amputation of his right arm. By 1931 he had achieved international recognition as an advertising illustrator. In 1937 he acted as chairman of the Graphic Publicity Section of the Paris International Exhibition, and three years later, was sent by the French government to the United States where he remained for the next thirteen years.
In the States he was employed by the Office of War Information to design defense posters, and was connected with various grou
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