Saturday: Édouard Chimot

Édouard Chimot.

Édouard Chimot was a French artist, illustrator and editor whose career reached its peak in the 1920s in Paris, through the publication of fine quality art-printed books.

As artist his own work occupies a characteristic place, but as editor also his role was extremely important in bringing together some of the outstanding talents of that distinctive period in French art and providing the commissions upon which the development of their work in a formal context occurred.

The crucial decade of his career was that between the end of World War I and the Wall Street Crash. It was during this time of frivolity and excess that Édouard Chimot created the haunting and compelling images by which his name will endure. (Read more)

Monday: Post 6 of 6 – Erotic Art

 

The work of Édouard Chimot  declined in the last three decades of his life, a sad falling-off from his pinnacle of activity and achievement in the 1920s, though inevitably in an artist so richly talented there are flashes of grace and brilliance.

 “Ladies in love” by Edouard Chimot, 1936. As an artist, Chimot’s own work occupies a characteristic place, but as editor also his role was extremely important in bringing together some of the outstanding talents of that distinctive period in French art and providing the commissions upon which the development of their work in a formal context occurred.