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Jean-Louis Forain - French Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Jean-Louis Forain (1852 - 1931)

Jean-Louis Forain began his career as a caricaturist for several Paris journals. His style was a cross between Manet’s realism and Daumier’s sarcasm. Between 1879 and 1886, Forain exhibited at four Impressionist exhibitions and devoted himself to painting after 1900. Forain was greatly influenced by Honoré Daumier plus friend and artist, Edgar Degas. He participated in four Impressionist exhibitions between 1879 and 1884. In his later years, Forain created numerous scenes of the Law Courts and other Parisian institutions plus social satires and antisemitic caricatures on late 19th and early 20th century French life. In 1931, shortly before his death, he was made a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

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