TITLE: Victor Bicycles
ARTIST: Will Bradley
Fine art giclee print on heavy acid free archival paper using 100+ year fade resistant inks.
POSTER SIZING: The three smaller size posters are printed to the exact size and will fit readily available standard sized frames. The larger sizes have the first dimension exact (31 in. x ZZ in.) (38 in. x ZZ in.). The second dimension (ZZ) may be longer or shorter depending on the proportion of the original poster.
William Henry Bradley (10 July 1868 – 25 January 1962) was an American Art Nouveau illustrator and artist. Nicknamed the "Dean of American Designers" by The Saturday Evening Post,he was the highest paid American artist of the early 20th century.
His artistic style is considered a branch of Art Nouveau, (where he was considered the foremost illustrator and poster designer of this movement)though it draws heavily from the aesthetics of the Arts and Crafts Movement and Japanese block printing. His work was often compared to that of his English contemporary, Aubrey Beardsley, so much so that some critics dismissed him as simply “The American Beardsley.” Bradley was already an established artist by the time Beardsley’s designs became popular in England in 1894.
Bradley's primary medium was posters, at the time a developing art form. Poster art was pioneered at the turn of the century by French artists like Jules Chéret and Toulouse-Lautrec, but Bradley is credited with popularizing the two-dimensional poster style in the United States.