Yan Bernard Dyl

Yan Bernard Dyl. La Petite ville (The Small Town). Simon Kra, editor. Paris: Ateliers D. Jacomet, [192?]. Copy 74 of 175. Gift of Charles Rahn Fry. Graphic Arts Collection (GAX) Oversize 2003-0379Q.

This remarkable story and twenty-one pochoir illustrations are the work of Yan Bernard Dyl (dates unknown). He printed them from pochoir stencil at the Jacomet Studio, Paris, under the sponsorship of the print publisher Daniel Kahnweiler (1884-1976). Fearing the anti-German sentiment in Paris, Kahnweiler changed the name of his gallery and publishing house to Simon Kra in order to continue publishing uninterrupted.