Jean-Louis Forain was a French Impressionist painter, lithographer, watercolorist, and etcher. A follower and protégé of Degas, Forain joined the Impressionist circle in time to take part in the fourth independent exhibition in 1879; he participated in three of the four landmark shows that followed between 1879 and 1884. Influenced by Impressionist theories on light and color, he preferred to depict scenes of everyday life.
image: Jean-Louis Forain - Invitation du "Monde Parisien", 1879
(detail). Etching with drypoint. 8 9/10 × 12 3/5 in. 22.5 × 32 cm. Edition of 2
or 3. This is part of a limited edition set. Photo courtesy Sylvan Cole Gallery