RENE BEN SUSSAN (Greek/French / 1895-?)

René Ben Sussan was an important French wood engraver, etcher, lithographer and typographer, who also had links with British artists, as his contribution to the Cresset Press Apocrypha shows; Ben Sussan lived in England from 1934-1938. Of Sephardic Jewish stock, René Ben Sussan was born in Salonika, Greece. René Ben Sussan exhibited with the Salon d'Automne from 1921 and the Salon des Tuileries from 1924-1928. It is not known what happened to René Ben Sussan during WWII; he may have been in Algeria, where it is said he worked as a journalist. Ben Sussan taught at the École Estienne in Paris from c.1950-c.1960. No works by René Ben Sussan are recorded after 1960. He occasionally used the pseudonym Zazoute.

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Selected prints by RENE BEN SUSSAN

Passover, 1929
Wood engraving

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