Buhot, Félix

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Buhot, Félix Gender: M
Félix Hilaire Buhot
born on 9 July 1847 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Valognes, France, 49n31, 1w28
Timezone LMT m1w28 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 16°19' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 06°00 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 26°09'

Félix Buhot


French painter and illustrator.

Among the most original prints made in France during the last quarter of the nineteenth century are those by Félix Buhot. He is credited with reviving seventeenth century etching techniques in late nineteenth century art. However, he was highly experimental and regularly employed technical variables and regularly combined multiple processes to produce a single print. He used traditional techniques of etching, drypoint, and aquatint along with modern methods such as photomechanical reproduction.

In his many prints of city views and seascapes, Buhot was intent on creating a specific atmosphere, especially the effects of weather such as rain, snow, mist, and fog. He turned to his immediate neighborhood in and around the boulevard de Clichy in Montmartre, Paris, for inspiration for his prints of everyday city life. Buhot delighted in portraying the varied street life of the vibrant capital city not only in different seasons (Winter in Paris, 1879) but also in moments of public display, from a festive holiday celebration (National Holiday on the Boulevard de Clichy, 1878) to a somber death observance (Funeral Procession on the Boulevard de Clichy, 1887). His city views also include London scenes (Westminster Palace and Westminster Bridge, both of 1884). And Buhot's love for the sea is evidenced in the many prints exploring its ever-changing atmospheric conditions and moods. Buhot's boat trips to England inspired two of his most characteristic prints, A Pier in England and Landing in England, both from 1879.

With his experimental printmaking techniques, Buhot became one of the best-known, admired, and collected printmakers of his day. He achieved success for his prints at the annual Salons between 1875 and 1886, and a number of his works were published in leading periodicals and books. He also found critical acclaim and support for his prints in the United States, especially after his first one-man exhibition organized by the New York print dealer Frederick Keppel in 1888.

He died in 1898.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

BC in hand from Didier Geslain archive, file peintres, photo 30


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (painter, illustrator)