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Erik Desmazieres Art

French, b. 1948

Erik Desmazières is considered one of the greatest contemporary printmakers, and has had more than 20 museum retrospectives in Europe, Canada and the United States during the past few years. In 2009 he was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut de France.

Desmazières was born in Rabat, Morocco, in 1948 and resides in Paris. He is a graduate of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and studied printmaking at the Cours du Soir de la Ville de Paris. He also serves as president of La Societe des Peintres Graveurs Francais.

Erik Desmazières is an intaglio printmaker of the Art Fantastique school, whose artists find their aesthetic antecedents in Bresdin, Piranesi, Callot and Durer. In addition to prints he is well known for his illustrated artist books and portfolios.

Desmazières' still lifes have an ethereal quality due to his close attention to detail and his grasp of atmospheric light. His work is included in major museum collections around the world.

(Biography provided by Warnock Fine Arts)
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Initiation
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed and numbered from the edition of 90. One of 12 prints from Caprices, a boxed suite of etchings completed by Erik Desmazieres in 1988, printed on laid Moulon de Fleurac paper....
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1980s Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Etching

Labyrinth II, by Erik Desmazieres
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 60. One of the artists best trompe l'oeil compositions. Erik Desmazières is considered one of the greatest contemporary printmakers, ...
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2010s Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Intérieur à Pressy
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed and numbered from the edition of 90. While grand architecture and imaginary places feature in the artist’s fantastical prints, his more intimate interior scenes like Intéri...
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1990s Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Aquatint, Etching

L'Atelier Georges Leblanc, by Erik Desmazieres
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 50. One of the artists best most recent prints, from 2020. Erik Desmazières is considered one of the greatest contemporary printmakers...
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2010s Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Etching, Aquatint

La Lune en Ses Quartiers
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A great example of Desmaziere's work, showing the intricate and mysterious interior space that seemingly includes an actual moon available for study. Erik Desmazières is considered...
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2010s Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Jeu d'adresse
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed and numbered from the edition of 90. One of 12 prints from Caprices, a boxed suite of etchings completed by Erik Desmazieres in 1988, printed on laid Moulon de Fleurac paper....
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1980s Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Etching

Un Ibis désobéissant
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed and numbered from the edition of 90. One of 12 prints from Caprices, a boxed suite of etchings completed by Erik Desmazieres in 1988, printed on laid Moulon de Fleurac paper....
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1980s Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Etching

Les Adieux
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed and numbered from the edition of 90. One of 12 prints from Caprices, a boxed suite of etchings completed by Erik Desmazieres in 1988, printed on laid Moulon de Fleurac paper....
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1980s Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Etching

Plate No. 6, le Magasin central des imprimés
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This print is from one of his most ambitious projects, a portfolio of prints titled "le Magasin central des imprimés". Commisioned by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Plate No. 3, le Magasin central des imprimés
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This print is from one of his most ambitious projects, a portfolio of prints titled "le Magasin central des imprimés". Commisioned by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) the...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Leçon de natation (brasse)
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Signed and numbered from the edition of 90. One of 12 prints from Caprices, a boxed suite of etchings completed by Erik Desmazieres in 1988, printed on laid Moulon de Fleurac paper....
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Les Toits de la rue Livingstone
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This print accompanied a deluxe version of the catalogue raisonne for Erik's work. It is signed, titled and numbered in pencil from the edition of 150. There is a fold crease in the ...
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1990s Contemporary Erik Desmazieres Art

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Aquatint, Etching

Les Adieux
By Erik Desmazières
Located in Palm Springs, CA
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