Have you heard of Rene Gruau…Amazing Illustrator

Rene Gruau is an amazing illustrator that was born on Febuary 4th, 1909 and died on March 31st of 2004. His birth name was Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli and was born in Italy. His field was fashion illustration and he was one of the best whose “exaggerated portrayal of fashion design through painting has had a lasting effect on the fashion industry.”

Gruau became one of the best known artists of Haute Couture during the 1940’s and 50’s working with multiple high style magazines. For more on his background click on the link below. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ren%C3%A9_Gruau