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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Edgar Chahine drypoint - Armenian - Armenien
$2,000

The Italian Woman

CHAHINE, Edgar

Edgar CHAHINE (1874-1947) L’Italienne or Portrait de Madame B. (original French titles) Drypoint and direct bite on Arches laid paper.Reference: Ta...

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Edgar Chahine - Contraste - two women at bar - Tabanelli 25 - drypoint
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Contrast

CHAHINE, Edgar

Contraste (original French title) Drypoint printed on thick wove paper.Reference: Tabanelli 25.One of few artists proofs in the second state of two...

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Edgar Chahine - Les Maneges - Merry Go Round - Tabanelli 280 - aquatint etching drypoint
$2,200

The Merry-Go-Round

CHAHINE, Edgar

Les Manèges (original French title) Aquatint, etching and drypoint printed in bistre on laid paper.Reference: Tabanelli 280.Edition of 50.Signed in...

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Edgar Chahine - Carmen - stylish woman leaning with umbrella - Tabanelli 126 - drypoint Sold
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Carmen

CHAHINE, Edgar

Drypoint printed on Arches laid paper. Reference: Tabanelli 126. One of only a handful impressions of this print, for which there was no edition. S...

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Edgar Chahine - Au Chateau Rouge - old woman at restaurant - Tabanelli 35 - drypoint Sold
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Au Château Rouge

CHAHINE, Edgar

Drypoint. Ref: Tabanelli 35 V/V. From the edition of 40 in black and white. Signed and numbered "24/40" in pencil.