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Print - The Opéra and Place de l’Opéra Engraving by Eugène Véder (1876-1936) from 1928 from the series "Vues de Paris en 1928". Chalcography from the Atelier d'Art des musées nationaux:
An admirer of Cézanne, Raffaeli and Jongkind, Eugène Véder's only source of inspiration was Paris.He was a painter, watercolourist and engraver. In 1912-1913, the artist exhibited for the first time at the Salon des Indépendants several watercolours which brought him to the attention of the famous art dealer Durand-Ruel. A member of the Salon des Artistes Français in 1922, Eugène Véder received several awards at his exhibitions (bronze and silver medals in 1923 and 1925). Until the end of his life, he exhibited every year as a member of the Original Black Engraving.A well-known engraver, Eugène Véder drew his inspiration from the streets of Paris and its working-class districts. In 1923, the curator of the Carnavalet Museum, Jean Robiquet, wrote of him: "Don't ask him where he comes from, nor where he learned to look, pencil and feel. His work indicates this clearly enough: the small open-air markets, the stalls of the rue St-Jacques, the slopes of the rare grass of the fortifications, the lost corners of the old Montmartre, these were his first fields of observation, his first painter's studios. Preserved from any school influence, he had no other master than Paris, no other teaching than the daily spectacle of our streets and suburbs, no other models than passers-by. And this is undoubtedly the secret of such an original talent, of a work in which the slightest detail takes on an accent of truth.
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