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GABRIEL BELOT (French / 1882-1962)

Gabriel Belot came from a poor Burgundian family, and was orphaned at the age of eight. Belot first trained as a book binder, but moving on to typography and wood engraving carved a career in many ways parallel to that of Louis Jou. Also known as Gabriel-Belot, Gabriel Belot was a painter and printmaker, active in the Société de la Gravure sur Bois and the Société de la Gravure Originale, of which he was secretary. Belot made his first wood engraving around 1910. Gabriel Belot published several portfolios of his woodcuts between 1917 and 1919, of which we have a copy of Pour Être Heureux, his nostalgic recreation of the essence of the good life after the horrors of the First World War. This period was actually a hard time for Gabriel Belot, who had to take a job in a factory to support his family.

See also:

HENRI AMÉDÉE-WETTER
FRANZ CISEK
LOUIS JOU
JEAN-ÉMILE LABOUREUR

Selected prints by GABRIEL BELOT

In the garden, 1919
Wood engraving
Old well, 1919
Wood engraving
Le Papillon, 1922
Wood engraving •SOLD

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