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JEAN-CHARLES CAZIN (French / 1841-1901)

The painter Jean-Charles Cazin was born in Samer (Pas-de-Calais) and died in Lavandou (Var). Jean-Charles Cazin studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs, and then in the atelier of Lecoq de Boisbaudran. In 1868 he was made director of the École des Beaux-Arts in Tours, and curator of the museum there. From 1871-75 Cazin travelled in England, Italy, and Holland. Subsequently he settled in Paris, and from 1876 began to exhibit. For a young painter beginning a career in the 1870s, Jean-Charles Cazin was a rather backward-looking artist, remaining a painter of history and genre scenes, and landscapes in the classical Salon style, ignoring the ferment of Impressionism. As a consequence, the art of Jean-Charles Cazin has been neglected by art historians. Apart from easel paintings, Cazin also created murals for the Sorbonne, and was asked to complete the murals for the Panthéon left unfinished at the death of Puvis de Chavannes. Most of our prints are etchings after Cazin by other hands, but we do possess two rare original etchings by Cazin. We also have an etching by Cazin's son, Michel Cazin.

See also:

MICHEL CAZIN
MAURICE DENIS
PIERRE-CÉCILE PUVIS DE CHAVANNES

Selected prints by JEAN-CHARLES CAZIN

En Hollande, c.1887
Etching
La tour du renard, 1887
Etching
Agar et Ismaël
(Hagar and Ishmael), 1901
Etching

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