Bracquemond, Félix

1833 – 1914

A foremost figure in 19th century printmaking and one of the fathers of the etching revival in France is Félix Bracquemond. He began his artistic career as a trade lithographer and his talents were quickly discovered and he expanded into engraving and etching. Indeed, he produced over 800 plates covering all genres as well as interpretations of other artists’ work.

Bracquemond is also known as a primary proponent of Japonism, employing the aesthetic not only in his graphics, but most notably as decoration for a magnificent porcelain dinner service.