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(ADRIEN ETIENNE) DRIAN (French / 1885-1961)

Adrien Desiré Étienne was born into a peasant family in Bulgnéville in Lorraine. The châtelaine of the village took an interest in the talented boy, but was horrified by his desire to be an artist. So when Adrien Étienne went to Paris to study at the Académie Julian, he took the pseudonym Drian - his own first name, as his contemporaries heard it in his thick Lorrain accent. Drian is sometimes listed as Adrien Drian or as Étienne Drian, but really the name stands alone, like Erté. Drian was a contributor of pochoir fashion plates to magazines such as the Gazette du Bon Ton, as well as creating his own image of the Jazz Age in etchings and drypoints.

See also:

ÉDOUARD CHIMOT
CHARLES-AUGUSTE EDELMANN

Selected prints by (ADRIEN ETIENNE) DRIAN

Violinist, 1927
Etching/aquatint
Le sixième mariage
de Barbe-Bleu, 1924
Etching

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