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Finding aid for the Jean-François Raffaëlli papers, 1870-1929
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French painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor, and author of Italian descent. Raffaëlli introduced technical innovations in ink drawing colors, drypoint, and color engraving. The archive documents Raffaëlli's art (especially his innovations in printmaking), exhibits, art criticism, and his literary and socio-political writings through correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, and ephemera.
Jean-François Raffaëlli (1850-1924) was a French painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor and author. He introduced technical innovations in ink drawing, drypoint, and the printing of color engravings. As founder and president of the Société de la gravure originale en couleurs he promoted his own and other artists' work in this medium. He was a prolific writer in various genres, including political commentary, art criticism, humor, and travel writing. A number of his essays and drawings were published in Harper's new monthly magazine (New York) and the Studio (London), as well as in a variety of French journals. His book Les types de Paris (1889) includes texts by Edmond de Goncourt and others.
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