Colin was a famous French theater set, costume and poster artist. His most famous piece-de-resistence was his 1925 Art déco poster “Le Tumulte Noir“, which helped to launch the career of Josephine Baker, (who later became his mistress).
A student of Eugène Vallin and of Victor Prouvé, he is considered a master of the modern school of poster art. Le Tumulte Noir is part of the Victoria & Albert Museum collection in London.
In the old ‘concert hall’ tradition, if we all sang along to: “Yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today...” the likes of Josephine Baker’s costume would be barely there!