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EDOUARD CHIMOT (French / 1880-1959)

Édouard Chimot was a painter and printmaker, influenced by the Symbolists, whose aesthetic he carried forward into the age of Art Deco. Édouard Chimot's work has a strong erotic component. His heyday was the 1920s, when his own art was at its most powerful, and as Artistic Director of the fine press Les Éditions d'Art Devambez, Chimot worked closely with artists such as Pierre Brissaud, Edgar Chahine, Tsuguharu Foujita, and Alméry Lobel-Riche. Born in Lille, Édouard Chimot studied under Levert and Mossa at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Nice, and under Pharaon de Winter at the Beaux-Arts, Lille. He appears to have launched his fine art career rather late, first exhibiting in 1912 and then further delayed by WWI. As in 1903 Chimot was entrusted with the design of the Belle Epoque mansion the Villa Lysis in Capri, for the dissolute Baron Jacques d'Adelsward-Fersen, it seems likely that he trained first as an architect.

See also:

HENRY CHAPRONT
ANDRÉ COLLOT
ALMÉRY LOBEL-RICHE
MARIETTE LYDIS
FRANS DE GEETERE
HENRI JOSEPH THOMAS
PIERRE BRISSAUD
EDGAR CHAHINE

Selected prints by EDOUARD CHIMOT

À une amie, 1920
Etching/aquatint
Dans la fumée bleue, 1920
Etching/aquatint
Le café-concert
maudit, 1920
Etching/aquatint

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