MAXIME DETHOMAS (French / 1867-1929)

Maxime Dethomas was born at Garges-les-Gonesse (Val-d'Oise). He studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, and then in the atelier of Eugène Carrière. Dethomas was deeply influenced by Toulouse-Lautrec. He exhibited at the Salon d'Automne, of which he was one of the founders. As well as producing paintings, drawings, pastels, and lithographs, Maxime Dethomas created stage designs, and undertook decorative projects at the Théâtre des Arts and the Paris Opera. Dethomas also illustrated a number of books, and our print, although separately issued, relates to one of these projects, an edition of Couperin's Folies Françaises. The drawings made by Maxime Dethomas for this book were engraved on wood by the engraver, printer, and publisher Léon Pichon (French, 1876-?). Our print is one of a very few proofs on china paper, pencil-signed by Léon Pichon, specially printed and signed for the members of the Committee of Patronage of the Revue de l'Art ancien et moderne.

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Selected prints by MAXIME DETHOMAS

La Jalousie
taciturne, 1927
Wood engraving

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