Collection: Jean-Louis Forain (French 1852-1931)

Jean-Louis Forain specialized in painting, print making, and illustration. Trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he showed with the Impressionists and worked as a caricaturist for a number of French illustrated newspapers. During the First World War, he served in the Section de Camouflage and as a war correspondent. A number of the caricatures he published with the popular press became posters and postcards. Forain was a harsh critic of his own paintings, a complicated medium he professed that was difficult to determine if and when it was finished. Nonetheless his work influenced the style of a younger generation of more socially conscious artists including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
  • Salon du Cycle

    J. L. Forain, French (1852-1931)

    Salon du Cycle

    PL. 51

    Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. 
    Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1897.

    Reference: DFP-II, 362; Maindron 1896, p. 64; Maitres, 51;...

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  • La Parisienne du Siecle

    J. L. Forain, French (1852-1931)

    La Parisienne du Siecle

    PL. 186

    Original lithograph from "Les Maitres de L'Affiche" series. 
    Printed by Imprimerie Chaix, Paris, 1899. 
    Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free,...

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