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JEAN FRELAUT (French / 1879-1954)

Jean Frélaut was one of the most prolific and technically accomplished printmakers of the twentieth century. Frélaut produced etchings, drypoints, lithographs and wood engravings in great profusion - approximately 1500 plates in all. Frélaut studied under Fernand Cormon at the Beaux-Arts, Paris. Jean Frélaut made his first etchings in 1903, under the guidance of the Canadian Impressionist Donald Shaw MacLaughlan. His chief source of inspiration was the landscape and life of Morbihan in Brittany, an inspiration Jean Frélaut shared with his great friend Adolphe Beaufrère. From 1957 the celebrated print studio of Roger Lacourière became the Atelier Lacourière-Frélaut, directed by his two sons Jacques and Robert Frélaut. See: Frélaut, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre gravé, vol. 1 (1977), vol. 2 (1979).

See also:

ADOLPHE BEAUFRÈRE
DONALD SHAW MACLAUGHLAN

Selected prints by JEAN FRELAUT

Petit port de Séné
(Morbihan), 1913
Etching

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