Bejot, Eugene (1867-1931) by Scholes, Robert

Eugene Bejot (1867 – 1931)

Bejot was born in Paris and studied at the Academie Julian with Jules Lefebvre and Benjamin Constant. He began etching in 1891, under the tutelage of Andre Ibels. Bejot soon began working directly from nature when composing prints. Through Félix Buhot, he met Seymour Haden who helped him win admission to the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. Bejot was also friends with Bracquemond and Lepère, both printmakers who were outstanding in their respective media of etching and wood engraving. Bejot’s own technique was both precise and involved, yet his prints have a lightly handed, simplified appearance similar to those of Whistler. He is most famous for his series of etchings, Les Arrondissements de Paris.

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