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Paul Herrmann

Price: $600.00

Paul Herrmann (French 1864-1940) – Fandango – Etching, ca. 1918, 8 ¾ x 10 ¾, ed. of only 12, signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This piece is in excellent condition.


From the Artist’s website:

René Georges Hermann-Paul was an artist of considerable scope who rose to fame during the Belle Époque. He is notable for satiric characterizations of the foibles of French society. Parisians got to know him as a stalwart defender of Alfred Dreyfus during the trail in which the captain was wrongly accused of treason.

René Georges Hermann-Paul was born in Paris on December 27, 1864. He was the son of a wealthy doctor whose family origins were in the South of France. His father charted a course for the boy through science and into the medical profession. For a time René indulged his father's wishes but science class is no place for a young man with artistic aspirations.

In the early 1890s, Hermann-Paul found himself in a circle of artists that included Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Their influence on his work is evident in the pieces that he produced at that time.