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Honore Daumier (1808-1879)

Aliases: Honoré Daumier

Professions: Painter; Lithographer; Sculptor; Caricaturist; Illustrator

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Honore Daumier Biography

(b Marseille, France, 1808; d Valmondois, France, 1879) French Caricaturist and Painter. Daumier is best known for his satirical drawings and watercolors depicting French nobility, politicians, magistrates, lawyers, and other bureaucrats. Considered among the best caricature and social satire drawings of the 19th Century, his artworks offered pointed critiques of contemporary society and captured the flavor of modern life during the Second Empire. But in addition to their cultural and political significance, Daumier's drawings also demonstrated his unrivaled skill as a draftsman and his eye for singling out the most expressive physical details of those whom he depicted. * Daumier was also an accomplished painter, completing many canvases that demonstrated his exceptional skill as a draftsman. These oils are far more ambitious in their stylization and execution than his drawings, and, rather than offer the intense social critique that was the hallmark of his graphic work, they usually depict intimate genre scenes that engage and amuse the viewer. ** (* Credit: Sotheby’s, New York, Impressionist & Modern Art, Part One, May 3, 2005, Lot 3; ** Sotheby’s, New York, Property of the Greentree Foundation from the Collection of Mr. And Mrs. John Hay Whitney: Impressionist and Modern Art, May 5, 2004, Lot 12)

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