Jean-Louis Forain

(1852-1931)


Jean-Louis Forain (23 October 1852 – 11 July 1931) was a French Impressionist painter, lithographer, watercolorist and etcher. Forain was born in Reims, Marne but at age eight, his family moved to Paris. He began his career working as a caricaturist for several Paris journals including Le Monde Parisien and Le rire satirique. Wanting to expand his horizons, enrolled at the École des Beaux Arts, studying under Jean-Léon Gérôme as well as another sculptor/painter, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux.

The Client  (1878)
The Admirer  (1879)
At the Cafe  (1879)
The Fisherman  (1884)
The Ball  (1885)
The Bookmaker  (1885)
The Debutante  (1886)
Interlude  (1899)
Dancers  (1905)
The Beach  (1914)
The Dancers  (1925)
Cafe Maxim, Paris  (Unknown)