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Paul Gavarni

 (1804 - 1866)
Paul Gavarni was active/lived in France.  Paul Gavarni is known for book illustrator, caricaturist, draftsman.

Biography   Paul Gavarni


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A French artist best known for his lithographs, Paul Gavarni (né Chevalier Suplice Guillaume) was born in Paris on January 13, 1804.  Throughout his lifetime Gavarni produced over 4000 satirical prints for journals and fashion magazines.  Both delicately witty and elegantly revealing of human behavior and character, Gavarni's genre scenes made him one of the most important and popular nineteenth-century artists.  He is often critically paired with Honoré Daumier with whom he (and other young printmakers like Jean-Jacques Grandville and Joseph Traviés) raised the status and importance of social lithography and printmaking as an art form. 

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