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HERMAN ARMOUR WEBSTER (American / 1878-1970)

Born in New York and educated at Yale, Herman Armour Webster discovered Paris and its artistic ferment in 1900, and moved there in 1904 to study at the Académie Julian, where he was taught by J.-P. Laurens. There Webster befriended the etchers Fred Chadwick and Donald Shaw MacLaughlan, and was enthused by the etchings of Meryon and Whistler. From 1905, etching supplanted painting at the centre of Webster's art. Webster specialised in city scenes and landscapes; in his love of every corner of Paris he rivalled his friend, the etcher Eugène Béjot, who had taught Herman Armour Webster at the Académie Julian. Webster also travelled extensively in Europe, usually with Donald Shaw MacLaughlan as his artistic companion. One of the finest etchers of his day, Herman Armour Webster achieved a high reputation both in France and in the United States, where he exhibited frequently.

See also:

EUGÈNE BÉJOT
DONALD SHAW MACLAUGHLAN

Selected prints by HERMAN ARMOUR WEBSTER

Petit marché, Venise, 1931
Etching
La rue Brise-Miche
en 1900, 1906
Etching
La place de
l'hôpital à
Strasbourg, 1913
Etching

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