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GERARD PAUL COCHET (French / 1888-1969)

Gérard Paul Cochet was born in Avranches. Cochet studied at the Académie Julian under Roger and Lapassa.. He joined up to fight in WWI, was wounded in 1915 and lost an eye. Nevertheless he pursued a successful career in art, exhibiting regularly at the Salons of la Société Mationale des Beaux-Arts, d'Automne, des Artistes Indépendants, and as a printmaker with Peintres Graveurs Français and the Salon de la Jeune Gravure Contemporaine, of which Cochet was a founder member and sometime vice-president. In 1924 he won the Prix Florence Blumenthal de la gravure. Gérard Paul Cochet produced wood engravings, etchings, and lithographs, earning a high reputation as one of the finest French printmakers of the twentieth century. From 1932-1935 Cochet taught at the Académie Ranson. In 1993 the Musée de Préhistoire régionale de la ville de Menton mounted a retrospective of Gérard Cochet's etchings. See: Catalogue of the exhibition Hommage à Gérard Cochet à l'occasion du centenaire de sa naissance, Musée d'Avranches, 1990.

See also:

ETIENNE BOUCHAUD
MARIANNE CLOUZOT
ANDRÉ DIGNIMONT
CHARLES-AUGUSTE EDELMANN
ALMÉRY LOBEL-RICHE
MICHEL MATHONNAT

Selected prints by GERARD PAUL COCHET

Girl with a violin, 1947
Etching
Girl with a sheaf of
flowers, 1947
Etching
Couple on a balcony, 1947
Etching

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