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EDOUARD GOERG (French / 1893-1969)

Édouard Goerg was introduced to etching by Laboureur, and became one of the foremost printmakers in twentieth-century France - President of the Société des Peintres-Gravures Français, and professor of printmaking at the Beaux-Arts, Paris. Although one of the most French artists of the twentieth century, Édouard Goerg was actually born in Sydney, Australia. Goerg studied at the Académie Ranson with Maurice Denis and Paul Sérusier. In the 1920s Goerg was a member of Jean Cocteau's circle, and had well-documented problems with opium; he kept his supply stashed in his paintbox. A number of his major projects, notably his imposing edition of Les Fleurs du Mal, reveal an attraction to the sensuality of decadence. Our prints by Édouard Goerg include a complete set of his intense and brooding etchings for The Book of Job, and rare suites of his etchings for Knock, ou le Triomphe de la Médicine and for Edgar Allan Poe's L'Ange du Bizarre. There was a major retrospective of the art of Édouard Goerg at the Grand Palais in Paris in 1988. See: Gaston Diehl, Édouard Goerg, 1947; Waldemar George, Édouard Goerg, 1965.

See also:

NOËL BUREAU
PIERRE DUBREUIL
MARCEL GROMAIRE
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
PER KROHG
TADE MAKOWSKI
ALEXANDRE RALLI

Selected prints by EDOUARD GOERG

L'Ange du Bizarre
XIV, 1947
Etching
Tu m'emportes sur le
vent, tu me fais
chevaucher, et un
orage me fait fondre
en eau, 1946
Etching •SOLD
Marché aux puces, 1930
Etching

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