JULES CHADEL (French / 1870-1942)

Jules Chadel was born in Clermont-Ferrand in the Auvergne. After initial studies at the École des Beaux-Arts in Clermont, Chadel studied under Hector Lemaire and Genuys at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs. Subsequently Chadel entered the house of the jeweller Henri Vever, a bibliophile who also possessed a magnificent collection of Japanese objects and prints. Among Vever's close circle was a M. Isaac, an expert on Japanese printmaking techniques who was in direct contact with Urushibara. Under Urushibara's tutelage, Jules Chadel devoted himself to mastering all the secrets of the Japanese print. Urushibara himself printed Chadel's woodcuts for the Fables de La Fontaine and the Gospel of St Luke. Chadel's plates for La Fontaine, each demanding more than eight woodblocks, took him three years to create, with the assistance of two pupils, Germaine de Coster and Savinienne Tourette.

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Selected prints by JULES CHADEL

Mime, 1931
Wood engraving

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