His surname was Paris but he came from Germany; he worked in the era of Art Deco, yet avoided the grace and elegance that was popular to focus on caricature and grotesqueries. Roland Paris worked in an astonishing range of media, and his style is instantly recognizable—so much so that his name is synonymous with décor that is weird or faintly supernatural. In the 1930s he ridiculed Nazi ideology in his work, and as punishment was drafted to fight at the age of 49; he was killed just three days before World War II ended. This book spotlights Paris's struggles as well as his driven creativity, with 472 color illustrations of his statuettes, prints, drawings, masks, illustrations, and paintings.
Roland Paris: The Art Deco Jester King
Author: Alberto Shayo.