CHARLES HEYMAN (French / 1881-1915)

Charles Heyman was a painter and printmaker. Heyman was born in Paris, and is primarily known for his etchings of Parisian scenes, which show the influence of both Legros and Meryon fused in an elegant post-Impressionist style. He studied under Fernand Cormon for three years. Heyman was slow to exhibit, and by the time he did, in the Salon of 1907, he had already abandoned painting in favour of etching, the techniques of which he learned from his friend Gustave Leheutre. He followed the success of the four etchings exhibited in 1907 with a show at the Hessèle gallery. By 1908 the two main artistic journals of the day, the Gazette des Beaux-Arts and the Revue de l'Art ancien et moderne had both invited him to contribute original etchings. Many of his plates were published by Sagot, who encouraged him to focus on scenes of the Paris railways, a subject which had been largely neglected apart from Monet's Gare Saint-Lazare, and individual etchings by Raffaelli and Beurdeley. Sadly, his artistic career had little time to flourish, for like so many artists of his generation Charles Heyman was killed in action in WWI. According to Clément-Janin's essay on Charles Heyman in the Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne in 1913, Heyman was the grandson of the painter Jean-François Millet. There is a catalogue raisonné of his 153 etchings by Pierre Sanchez and Xavier Seydoux.

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Selected prints by CHARLES HEYMAN

L'abside de l'Église
de Villiers-Adam, 1908
La rue Saint Médard, 1908

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