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HENRI GUERARD (French / 1846-1897)

Henri Charles Guérard (also known as Henry Guérard, Henri-Charles Guérard, or Charles-Henri Guérard) was born Paris. His studio at 4, Avenue Frochot, just off Pigalle and the Boulevard de Clichy, was a welcoming haven for many artists in the Impressionist circle. Guérard started studying architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts, but gave this up to become a painter and printmaker. He was taught by Nicolas Berthon. Guérard first exhibited at the Salon of 1870. Guérard regularly exhibited etchings and engravings at the Salon of the Société des Artistes Français, and was one of the founders of the Société des Peintres-Graveurs. Henri Guérard made his first prints in 1867, but did not take up etching seriously until the 1870s, when he contributed a number of striking Impressionist prints to the journal Paris à l'eau-forte, alongside his friend and fellow-Impressionist Norbert Goenuette. Henri Guérard was close to Édouard Manet; he posed with the actress Ellen Andrée for Manet's 1878 painting Au Café (in the Oscar Reinhart collection at Winterthur), and assisted Manet in making etchings. In 1879, Guérard married Manet's pupil Eva Gonzales. Guérard often posed for Eva too. She was devastated by the death of Manet and died herself the following day, while giving birth to her first child. Guérard subsequently married her sister Jeanne, who also features in many of Eva's paintings. Henri Guérard was an important figure in French Japonisme, alongside Frédéric Regamey and Félix Buhot. He also contributed interpretative etchings of paintings by others (notably Corot and Courbet) to the Gazette des Beaux-Arts, and was considered one of the most skilled and subtle masters of this interpretative art. There is a 3-volume catalogue raisonné of Guérard's prints by C. Bertin, Henri Guérard, l'oeuvre gravé. Besides is original work, we have interpretative etchings by Guérard after Chardon, Corot, Courbet, Gallé, Hokusai, Hugo, and Whistler; to view these, enter Guerard in Simple Search.

See also:

EUGÈNE BÉJOT
FÉLIX BUHOT
NORBERT GOENEUTTE
ÉDOUARD MANET
HOKUSAI
CAMILLE JEAN-BAPTISTE COROT
J. A. M. WHISTLER

Selected prints by HENRI GUERARD

Tête de jeune fille, 1897
Etching
Étude de chiens, 1876
Etching
Une marine, 1876
Etching

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