Félix Bracquemond

French painter and etcher (1833–1914) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Félix Henri Bracquemond (22 May 1833 29 October 1914) was a French painter, etcher, and printmaker. He played a key role in the revival of printmaking, encouraging artists such as Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas and Camille Pissarro to use this technique.[1]

Portrait of Félix Bracquemond, by his friend Paul Adolphe Rajon, etching, 1852
Félix Bracquemond (1865) by Nadar.

Unusually for a prominent artist of this period, he also designed pottery for a number of French factories, in an innovative style that marks the beginning of Japonisme in France.

He was the husband of the Impressionist painter Marie Bracquemond.

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