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A. Bergeret

Albert Bergeret Albert BERGERET
Gray 1859 - Nancy 1932
Printer, Industrial art manufacturer 

Bergeret House, 1903-1904, 24 rue Lionnois  






Trained in various printing techniques in Paris, Albert Bergeret joined the Nancy printer Royer in 1886. There he managed the collotype printing workshop. He left Royer in 1898 to set up on his own company and built up a flourishing business in the postcard sector (views, illustrations, fantasy) raising output from 25 million cards in 1900 to 75 million three years later.  In 1905, in partnership with the Humblot and Helmlinger printers, Bergeret found the Imprimeries Réunies. He ceased work in 1926.

Closely associated with the Ecole de Nancy artists, he commissioned Lucien Weissenburger to build his house in rue Lionnois - the latter had already built his new printing works in 1901 - and invited Eugène Vallin, Louis Majorelle, Victor Prouvé, Jacques Gruber and Joseph Janin to contribute. Prouvé and Henri Bergé, amongst others, produced menus, posters and illustrations for him.

Bergeret was a member of the Ecole de Nancy Board of Management since 1901.

 

References:
- LEQUY. Albert Bergeret. L'aventure de la carte postale. Nancy: AAMEN, 1999
- DESCOUTURELLE. La maison Bergeret. Histoire et visite d'une maison exemplaire de l'Ecole de Nancy. Nancy: PUN, AAMEN