Flower Magazine

MAY-JUN 2018

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Béatrice Saalburg has what you'd call a creative legacy. As a young girl, she was immersed in a world where art and fashion were close at hand, and she always knew she would be a graphic designer. "I was a lucky child, living in a lively artistic environment. My father, Pierre Colle, was an art dealer speciali- zing in Surrealist paintings, while my mother, Carmen Corcuera, used to work for Christian Dior, a close friend of my parents," explains Saalburg. "Once my studies were finished, the great poster artist A. M. Cassandre asked me to be his pupil before I attended graphic design school in Basel. I loved my years in Switzerland and was thankful for such a rigorous academic background." After art school, Saalburg participated in a succession of stimulating artistic collabora- tions, including one as a graphic designer for the Olympic Games in Mexico. In 1969, she returned to France and soon became a well-known professor of graphic design at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where she taught until she retired in 2003. "During that period, I married the American painter Philippe Saalburg, and we decided to leave Paris and settle in the countryside, about 60 | M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 8

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