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FERNAND KHNOPFF (Belgian / 1858-1921)

Fernand Khnopff was born at Grembergen-lez-Termonde. Khnopff is one of the most important figures in Belgian Symbolism, combining in his work the influence of Gustave Moreau and of the Pre-Raphaelites Rossetti and Burne-Jones. Khnopff studied under Mellery at the Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and then under Jules Lefebvre in Paris. Fernand Khnopff was primarily a painter, but his rare prints are also highly sought-after. His production as a printmaker was limited to 2 wood engravings, 7 lithographs, and 13 drypoints. The drypoints were executed between 1898 and 1906, and bear no signature or monogram. Khnopff occasionally signed his name Fernand Knopff, without the "h". See: Delevoy, de Croës, and Ollinger-Zingue, Fernand Khnopff - catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre, 1979; catalogue of the exhibition Fernand Khnopff, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. 1979; Geijutsu Shincho, Le Magicien de la fin du siècle - Fernand Khnopff.

See also:

EDWARD BURNE-JONES
GUSTAVE MOREAU
FÉLICIEN ROPS
ANDERS ZORN

Selected prints by FERNAND KHNOPFF

Le rideau, 1904
Drypoint
Un masque, 1899
Drypoint •SOLD

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