Drian was the pseudonym of Etienne Adrien who was born in Bulgneville, France in 1890. He worked in Paris between 1910 and the mid 1930’s. His highly distinctive style illustrated the exclusive pages of the fashion magazines such as Gazette du Bon Ton, Femina, Plaire and other fashion magazines. This illustration appeared in the Gazette du Bon Ton in 1915 showing a young Parisienne using the new Phonograph machine to listen to music. Drian’s figures are easily recognizable by their extreme fluidity of movement. In the 1920’s and 1930’s he was known for his portrait drawings and decorative murals. He died in 1965 at the age of 75 in Paris.
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