Honoré Daumier
French, 1808-1879
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High auction record
$3m, Sotheby's, 2013
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Masters of Modernism: The Paris Scene,
David Barnett Gallery
2017
A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection,
Kimbell Art Museum
2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century,
GALLERY SHCHUKIN

The “Michelangelo of caricature,” Honoré Daumier famously satirized France’s bourgeoisie and justice system, and masterfully exposed the misery of the masses through the emerging medium of lithography. Grotesque caricatures of government officials endeared him to the public, although one-too-many scathing renderings …

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