Edgar CHAHINE

Edgar Chahine (1874-1947), an Armenian immigrant to France, arrived in Paris with his mother circa 1895, having received his education in Venice.  Chahine’s father, a well-heeled banker, had stayed behind in Constantinople and afforded mother and son a life free of financial worry.  Young Edgar took advantage of this fully.  While he started his artistic career as a painter, by 1899 he was fully vested in the art of making intaglio prints.  Chahine became a master, mixing etching with aquatint, often delineating in soft-ground and adding touches of drypoint where needed.  He devoted much attention, especially as a young man, to street life and its many characters.  Like many of his peers, he also relished in depicting elegance, even when it suggested an “underbelly” of modern life.  Along with Jacques Villon and Louis Legrand, he is recognized as one of the most important etchers of the Belle Epoque in France.

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Women Wrestling

CHAHINE, Edgar

La Lutteuse (original French title)Etching, aquatint and drypoint printed in color on wove BFK Rives paper.Reference: Tabanelli 98.From the edition...

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Edgar Chahine - Quartier du Combat - carriages and street - Tabanelli 153 - etching Sold
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Combat Quarter

CHAHINE, Edgar

Quartier du Combat (original French title)Etching. Reference: Tabanelli 253 ii/iii. Second state of three. One of 40 signed impressions on variou...

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Edgar Chahine - Les Singes - performing monkeys - Tabanelli 277 - etching Sold
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The Monkeys

CHAHINE, Edgar

Les Singes (Original French title)Etching printed on japon-collé on heavy wove paper. Ref: Tabanelli 277. Third state of three, after the backgroun...

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Edgar Chahine - La Banquiste - acrobat - festival - Tabanelli 279 - etching and aquatint Sold
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La Banquiste

CHAHINE, Edgar

Etching and aquatint printed on Arches laid paper. Ref: Tabanelli 279. Only state. Unnumbered artist's proof, aside from the only edition of 50. Si...

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