Paris Cafe (1937). Charles Laborde (French, 1886-1941). Graphite and ink on paper.
In his art Laborde continued to note with a satirical eye such scenes of life around him as a café in the place Blanche at the hour of the aperitif and the promenade at the Folies Bergeres, swarming with girls and allied soldiers anxious to prolong the joys of victory. his style became increasingly simplified and the caption tended to disappear, letting the drawings speak for themselves.