EUGENE VEDER (French / 1876-1936)

The etcher Eugène Louis Véder was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye in 1876. His artistic career stretches back before WWI, but he is essentially an artist of the 1920s. Véder exhibited with the Salon des Artistes Français from 1922, becoming a member of the society. He received a bronze medal in 1923 and a silver in 1925. Eugène Véder received prestigious commissions for etchings of Paris, for instance from the Chalcographie du Louvre. He established himself in a studio in the place de l'Estrapade on the Montagne Saint-Geneviève in the Latin Quarter. His chief patron was the art publisher Albert Morancé, who promoted Véder's work in the revue Byblis, and published his masterwork, Paris: cinquante eaux-fortes en couleurs, in 1927. Eugène Véder hand-printed all 525 copies of these 50 etchings himself, an extraordinary labour of love. They remain one of the finest records of the city of Paris. The main artistic influence on Véder seems to have been the colour etchings of Jean-François Raffaëlli. Eugène Véder died in 1936 (although numerous websites list his death date as 1976, this is simply a repetition of an error in a major reference book). Les Amis du vieux Châtillon published a book on Véder in 1993, Eugène Véder 1876-1936. Véder's son, Lucien Véder, was also an etcher. Taught by his father, he used the pseudonym Legarf so as not to tread on his father's toes.

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Selected prints by EUGENE VEDER

La Tour Eiffel vue
d'Auteuil, 1927
Le parc Monceau, 1927
La place de la
Madeleine (Marché
aux Fleurs), 1927

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