Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Honoré-Victorin Daumier - Don Quixote and Sancho Panza

French caricaturist, painter and sculptor. He began work as a graphic artist, having learnt lithography techniques in 1830, and been employed on Charivari and La Caricature (1830-35) until the latter's suppression by the government. He was imprisoned in 1832 for his anti-monarchical satire of Louis Philippe as Gargantua and during the course of his life he produced over 4,000 lithographs of political and social comment, including large scale works.

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