Eugene DeLatre Etching
Clairiere A Auribeau Pres De Cannes
Etching in brown ink 1933 signed and numbered in pencil, 11x16, framed
Delâtre Eugene Alfred, born 10 December 1864 in Paris and died 24 September 1938, wass a writer, painter, watercolorist and printer (French).
Eugene Delâtre was a pupil of his father, Augustus, and of John Lewis Brown with whom he worked in watercolor. Passionate about engraving techniques, he laid the foundations of modern methods of color etchings drawn from his works to the watercolor. He exhibited in 1895 at the Galerie La-tte, with 25 prints on display alongside works by Seurat, then in 1896 with Bing and in 1898 at the Durand-Ruel. From 1905, he participated in all exhibitions of the Galerie Georges Petit.
He introduced the art of engraving to many artists including Renoir, Lautrec, Mary Cassatt, Steinlen,
Stew. He also worked with Picasso (The Frugal Meal, 1904), and in 1911 the four etchings by
Picasso that illustrate the first Cubist book Saint Matorel by Max Jacob.
He collected objects and Japanese prints. A collection of his prints is on display at the Museum of Art and History of Saint-Denis.