Hans Flato-designed Deco Ruppert’s Beer Tray A497 SOLD

Ultra amusing take on people seen as toys, but of course seen as super sleek deco toys celebrating Thanksgiving, it would seem, by one of the great stylists and illustrators of the deco era.  It’s not often that a beer gets such sophisticated treatment. SOLD

Hans Flato
(23 Oct 1887 – 6 Sep 1950)

Born in Germany, immigrated to US in 1910. Art Deco period ads and movie posters in the 30s (Blonde Venus, Devil is a Woman, the Scarlet Empress, Angel, all Dietrich films). Ads for Norform, Van Heusen, Fashion Publicity Company, Bauman Clothing. Magazine work for Harper’s Bazaar and Woman’s Home Companion. A versatile artist capable of lush realism or cartoonish fun. Died in Los Angeles.