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MICHEL BERET (French / active 1940s-1960s)

Michel Laurent Simon Béret was a printmaker who specialised in fine press books, some of which he published himself, some of which were sponsored by bibliophile societies or rich patrons, but all of which were published in severely limited editions. All his work, whether etchings or lithographs, is small-scale but exquisite. We have an extremely rare signed suite of Michel Béret's etchings for Mistress Henley; his etchings of Paris; and his lithographs of Venice. Béret had three exhibitions in Paris between 1945 and 1953, as well as a show at the French Culture Center in New York. An exhibition in Amsterdam also attracted great interest and acclaim in the Netherlands, where the bibliophile Louis Koopman was among those to collect his work (the Koopman collection is now in the National Library of the Netherlands). After 1965, however, Béret disappears from view.

See also:

YVES BRAYER
PAUL-LOUIS GUILBERT
JEAN-PAUL VROOM

Selected prints by MICHEL BERET

London through a
window, 1952
Engraving
The Grand Canal, 1953
Lithograph
Place Pigalle, c.1955
Engraving

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