HONORE DAUMIER (French / 1808-1879)

The satirist, painter, lithographer and sculptor Honoré Daumier was born in Marseille. Daumier's family moved to Paris when he was a child. He learned the art of lithography while working in the lithographic printing house of Belliard. Honoré Daumier got his first break as a satirist with the founding of the journal La Caricature by Charles Philipon in 1830. A lithograph by Daumier made for La Caricature (but rejected by Philipon, and published insteadby Aubert) showed the King as Gargantua, earning Daumier six months in prison. He emerged from prison with an even sharper and more savage wit, and renewed artistic vigour. In 1835 La Caricature was suppressed, but Philipon soon replaced in with Le Charivari. Daumier's attacks on the bourgeoisie and the establishment made him famous, but not rich. Although admired by artists such as Corot and Delacroix, and declared by Baudelaire to be "one of the most important men, not just of caricature, but of modern art", Honoré Daumier died poor and blind, in a cottage lent to him by Corot.

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Selected prints by HONORE DAUMIER

Parade de
saltimbanques, 1911
L'amateur des
estampes, 1911
Etching •SOLD
Le badigeonneur, 1901
Etching •SOLD

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