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AUGUSTE LOUIS LEPERE (French / 1849-1918)

Auguste Louis Lepère is sometimes listed as Louis-Auguste Lepère, and sometimes simply as A. Lepère. He was born in Paris, the son of the sculptor François Lepère. Auguste Lepère was taught wood engraving by the English wood engraver Burn Smeeton, to whom he was apprenticed at the age of 13. It was Félix Bracquemond who in 1889 encouraged him to take up etching; Lepère's first 11 etchings were exhibited the following year at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. Lepère took a purist's approach to etching, believing that an etcher should be able to achieve his effects entirely through the etching needle; he rarely used aquatint. See: Lotz-Brissoneau, L'oeuvre gravé de Auguste Lepère, 1905; Charles Saunier, Auguste Lepère, peintre et graveur, décorateur de livres, 1931.

See also:

CHARLES HUARD

Selected prints by AUGUSTE LOUIS LEPERE

Le quartier des
Gobelins, 1896
Etching/aquatint
Sur la Tamise: en
attendant le départ
du bateau, ou Départ
pour Greenwich, 1892
Etching/aquatint
Loups de Mer, 1898
Lithograph

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