Emile-Alain Séguy

This month we are celebrating the birthday of Emile-Alain Séguy (b.1877), a mysterious artist who lived in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century. Not much is known about his background, however his art made a huge impact on the artistic scene during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods.

He specialised in botanical and entomological subjects, such as butterflies and insects, creating highly colourful pattern designs with a stencil technique known in French as ‘pochoir’. These gorgeous prints have inspired Zena & Rose to create our Woodland Moths pattern.

To see more Seguy images click here.

To find out more about the pochoir technique click here.

Until next time creative crew,


Emile Alain Seguy

Les fleurs Seguy, Bibliotheques de Nancy-Patrimoine. Credit: Creative Commons.