Edgar Chahine

Armenian/French , 1874 - 1947

Edgar Chahine was born in 1874 in Venice, Italy to Armenian parents and spent his youth in Constantinople. Prior to relocating to Paris in 1895, he spent time in Venice where he studied under Paoletti and at the Academia di Belle Arti.

He began making intaglio prints in the late 1890s, frequently mixing media to achieve the desired effects. Encouraged by Edmund Sagot and Eugene Del√Ętre, he continued making prints, which were characterized by his precise use of line. Chahine worked in drypoint, etching and aquatint, combining all these media.

In 1925, he became a French citizen and began a burst of creative activity in illustrated books and fine prints. Many of his prints were destroyed in a fire in his atelier in 1926 and many more in a flood in 1942. Throughout his career he executed over 600 etchings, some in color.
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Portrait de M Gerbeau

1904

Stone and Press Gallery

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"Venise - La Basilica di San Marco (T. 378)"

1923

Georgina Kelman :: Works on Paper

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"Maree Basse (T. 415)"

1930

Georgina Kelman :: Works on Paper

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"Ghemma au turban à aigrette (T. 296)" with "Remarque pour Ghemma au turban à aigrette (T. 297)"

1910

Georgina Kelman :: Works on Paper

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Femme nue debout

1928

Armstrong Fine Art

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La Promenade

1902

Armstrong Fine Art

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Gaby

1901

Armstrong Fine Art

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Jeune Femme au Bar

1911

Armstrong Fine Art

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Marchande aux Paniers

1903

Armstrong Fine Art

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Ada

1901

Harris Schrank Fine Prints

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