|born on||14 May 1848 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )|
|Place||Compiègne, France, 49n25, 2e50|
|Timezone||LMT m2e50 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||23°52' 14°00 Asc. 05°24'|
French illustrator, etcher, lithographer, caricaturist, and novelist. He edited and published La Caricature magazine for 12 years. Through the 1880s he wrote an acclaimed trilogy of futuristic novels. In the 1900s he created 520 illustrations for Pierre Giffard's weekly serial La Guerre Infernale.
He studied to become a notary, but was more interested in caricature. In 1866 he joined Journal Amusant as an illustrator. In 1880, with Georges Decaux, he founded his own magazine La Caricature, which he edited for 12 years. He illustrated tourist guides, works of popular history, and literary classics. His fame disappeared after World War I.
BC in hand from Didier Geslain archive, file peintres, photo #112 and 113.
- Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter, caricaturist, illustrator)