french typography

Hello, I'm designing a catalog dedicated to artists, the so-called School of Paris
(A group of French and non-French artists working in Paris in the first half of the 20th century). I want to use as a basic sans serif font. But the classic French “national” sans, that I know - Antique Olive, created later and I have doubts about the propriety of its use. On the other hand confuses me too “German” origin of the majority of old sans-serif fonts.

Dear typophiles,
I'm very happy to announce you the forthcoming release of the new Bibliothèque typographique book,
‘Roger Excoffon et la fonderie Olive’
(S. Chamaret, J. Gineste, S. Morlighem)

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