Kayser, Edmond Charles

1882 – 1965

The French printmaker Edmond Kayser was largely self-taught although he benefited from the artistic guidance of his friends Eugène Carrière, Léopold Lévy and Roger Marx. His etchings often depict scenes of Paris and the River Seine with a romantic realism. He was a director of the École des Arts Décoratifs, a founding member of the Peintres-Graveurs Indépendants, and a curator at the Musée Adrien-Dubouché in Limoges, before fleeing to Avignon to escape persecution in 1941. He continued his exploration of print making after the war until his death in 1965.