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JEAN DEVILLE (French / 1901-1972)

Jean Deville was born in Charleville (Ardennes). He studied painting under Maurice Denis and Georges Desvalličres, and exhibited with the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d'Automne, of which he was a member. He was president of the Union Artistique des Ardennes. Jean Deville studied printmaking under Yves Alix and Gérard Cochet in 1931. Between 1932 and 1970 he executed more than 250 etchings, 59 drypoints, and a handful of prints in other techniques. The art of Jean Deville is anguished and visionary. In his preoccupation with death, he is reminiscent of Marcel Roux. He was influenced by both the German Expressionists and by Surrealism. There is a catalogue raisonné of his prints by Bouret, Jean Deville, oeuvre gravé 1932-1972.

See also:

GERARD PAUL COCHET
MARCEL ROUX

Selected prints by JEAN DEVILLE

Et quel bien de la
Mort?, 1946
Engraving
Les cimes humaines, 1946
Engraving
La Mort, 1946
Engraving

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