René Gruau  (French, 1909-2004) 

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René Gruau Biography
1909   Born: Rimini, Italy
1924   Settled in Paris
1935 - 1939   Worked with Femina, Marie-Claire, L'Officiel, Figaro, and other magazines
1947   Drew Miss Dior advertisement for Christian Dior
1948   Left for the United States to work for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue before becoming artist for Flair
1949   Devoted his time to advertising: Rouge Baiser, Lido, Moulin Rouge, Bemberg, Blizzard
1946 - 1984   Designed covers for International Textiles
2004   Died: Rome, Italy
Selected Exhibitions
2010 - 2011   Dior Illustrated: René Gruau and the Line of Beauty , Embankment Galleries, Somerset House, London, England
2010   René Gruau (1909-2004): Cover Art, International Textiles Magazine, Fashion Illustration Gallery, London, England