The Montval® adventure
Finding quality rag paper for the printing of artwork was becoming increasingly difficult. Artistide Maillol asked his nephew Gaspard to make him some nice sheets of paper for his woodcuts. He set to work in Montval® , near Marly-le-Roy, but the war interrupted his efforts. On his return, he settled on the bank of the Deûme to produce the famous Montval® paper with its bather imprint. The fauvists, the cubists, Kandinsky and Paul Klee surprise the public at their first exhibitions.
And man is still trying to fly: the hydroplane of engineer Henri Fabre, a cousin of the Montgolfier, manages to fly over a distance of 800 metres above the Etang de Berre.