|HONORE DAUMIER c 1850|
February 26, 1808 – February 10, 1879
French Realist Illustrator
Daumier was born in Marseille to Jean-Baptiste Louis Daumier and Cécile Catherine Philippe. His father was a glazier whose literary aspirations led him to Paris in 1814, seeking to be published as a poet.
In 1816 the young Daumier and his mother followed Jean-Baptiste to Paris. Daumier showed an inclination to the artistic profession, which his father tried to check by placing him as an errand boy to a huissier and then a bookseller.
In 1822 he became protégé to artist and archaeologist Alexandre Lenoir, a friend of Daumier's father. The following year Daumier entered the Académie Suisse.
Daumier made his first attempts at lithography while working for a lithographer and publisher named Belliard. Having mastered the technique, Daumier produced plates for music publishers, and advertisements. This was followed by anonymous work for publishers emulating the style of Charlet
See more about him here and images here.
His most well known work today is probably an illustration of Don Quixote.
My painting today is a sweet child exploring nature. This is painted on Strathmore Windpower and is a raw edge painting allowing it to be mounted on top of mat board.
BLOWING IN THE WIND
By Sea Dean
Raw Edge Painting
3" x 8" Strathmore Windpower
On Auction till Tuesday
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Ref 13235 Blowing in the Wind