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ALBERT BESNARD (French / 1849-1934)

Albert Besnard was born in Paris and studied at the Beaux-Arts under Cabanel. Besnard made his debut at the Salon of 1868 at the age of just 19. As an etcher, Albert Besnard was influenced by Whistler and also by his friend Anders Zorn. His work falls between Impressionism and Symbolism. Albert Besnard came from an artistic family - his father had studied under Ingres and his mother was a painter of miniatures - and this continued down the line. Besnard's wife Charlotte Dubray was a sculptor, and two of his sons became artists: Philippe Besnard was a sculptor like his mother, while Robert Besnard was a painter and etcher like his father. Philppe and Robert can both be seen in Albert Besnard's tender etching Mes Enfants; sadly Robert was killed in WWI. See Delteil & Godfrey, Le Peintre-Graveur Illustré vol. XXX, Albert Besnard.

See also:

EDMOND FRANÇOIS AMAN-JEAN
HENRI BOUTET
HENRY CHAPRONT
FRANS DE GEETERE
ALMÉRY LOBEL-RICHE
HENRI JOSEPH THOMAS
J. A. M. WHISTLER
ANDERS ZORN

Selected prints by ALBERT BESNARD

Femme nue ou Femme
blonde à sa toilette, 1911
Etching
Mes enfants ou Une
famille, 1890
Etching
La poupée, 1888
Etching

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