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ALBERT DECARIS (French / 1901-1988)

The painter and engraver Albert Decaris was born in Sotteville-les-Rouen in the Seine-Maritime. Albert Decaris made engraving on steel his life's work. Decaris won the Grand Prix de Rome for engraving in 1919, and was the first pupil of Fernand Hertenberger. Albert Decaris was as much a master of the steel engraving in the twentieth century as Gustave Doré was of the wood engraving in the nineteenth, Aside from his paintings, engravings, and other prints, Albert Decaris also engraved over 600 French postage stamps. In an article "Decaris, engraver" in The Studio in October 1950, the wood engraver Mark F. Severin wrote, "One's first impression on a visit to the studio of Decaris is of constellations of little white metal splinters scintillating like stars on the dark floor, which has suffered from the continuous shower, and then of the window opening on the Seine and the Louvre." Severin concludes, "The refinement as much as the sublimity o his art, which is essentially typically French, makes him one of the great masters of engraving."

See also:

OMER BOUCHERY
PIERRE DESBOIS
PIERRE GUASTALLA

Selected prints by ALBERT DECARIS

Feux d'artifice sur
la rive droite, 1950
Engraving
Montmartre et le
Sacré-Coeur, 1950
Engraving
Ile de la Cité, 1950
Engraving

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