La Plume

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For the township of this name, see La Plume Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania.

Cover art by Alfons Mucha for La Plume.

La Plume was a French bi-monthly literary and artistic review.[1] The magazine was set up in 1889 by Léon Deschamps, who edited it for ten years and was succeeded as editor by Karl Boès from 1899 to 1914.[1] Its offices were at number 31 rue Bonaparte, Paris.[2] From its beginning, famous artists such as Willette, Forain, Eugène Grasset, Toulouse-Lautrec, Maurice Denis, Mucha, Gauguin, Pissarro, Signac, Seurat and Redon contributed to it. One of its most famous issues is that devoted to le Chat noir. The magazine supported for symbolist art stance.[3]

From 1903 La Plume sponsored weekly poetry events which included famous poets such as Max Jacob and Alfred Jarry.[4] The magazine folded in 1914.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Guide to the European Nineteenth-Century Rare Journals at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University". Rutgers University. March 2013. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ Christopher Reed (2010). The Chrysanthème Papers: The Pink Notebook of Madame Chrysanthème and Other Documents of French Japonisme. University of Hawaii Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0-8248-3345-9. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  3. ^ Clara Elizabeth Orban (1 January 1997). The Culture of Fragments: Word and Images in Futurism and Surrealism. Rodopi. p. 26. ISBN 90-420-0111-9. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  4. ^ Linda Wagner-Martin (1 October 1997). Favored Strangers: Gertrude Stein and Her Family. Rutgers University Press. p. 74. ISBN 978-0-8135-2474-0. Retrieved 31 May 2015.