"Andre Victor Edouard Devambez (1867-1943) Ink, The Animated Beach"Andre Victor Edouard DEVAMBEZ, ink on thick cardboard, "The animated beach" 41cm on 33cm, there are many brown spots on the bottom, can be taken by a restorer, unframed Small price for Devambez André Devambez, May 26 1867 in Paris and died in the same city on September 27, 1944, is a French painter and illustrator. André Devambez is the son of the engraver, printer and publisher Edouard Devambez, founder of Maison Devambez in Paris. When he was born, his father was twenty-three and his mother twenty-two. André grew up in an artistic atmosphere and decided very young to become an artist. From an early age, André Devambez also works with his father. They design in the workshop of Passage des Panoramas, where the House Devambez is located, letters, menus, artistic prints and various commercials, all animated by a swarm of life that make the success of the House. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris in the studio of the painter Benjamin Constant, and also receives advice from Gabriel Guay and Jules Lefebvre at the Julian Academy1. He won the Grand Prix of Rome in painting in 1890 and befriended the painter Adolphe Déchenaud which he portrays during his stay at Villa Medici2. Head of painting workshop at the National School of Fine Arts from 1929 to 1937. He is buried in the Père-Lachaise Cemetery (42nd Division). The painter [edit | to change the code] La Charge (1902-1903), Paris, Musée d'Orsay. Devambez directs his art towards representations of scenes of modern life. The Musée d'Orsay in Paris retains nine of his works, including his most famous painting, La Charge. This dramatic street scene, painted in 1902, shows the violent confrontation between the police and the demonstrators on Boulevard Montmartre, seen from the window of a high floor. This plunging perspective is regularly found in the work of Devambez, as paintings often painted on small wood, known as "all-small" [ref. necessary]. The only bird flying above the clouds (1910), Paris, Musée d'Orsay. In 1910 he was invited to make decorative panels for the new French Embassy in Vienna. He chose as his theme the inventions of his time, painting the subway, an omnibus, an airplane, an airplane. The draftsman and engraver [edit | modify the code] André Devambez produces a considerable number of drawings, including an album of twelve etchings, from a limited edition of 150 copies in 1915. The twelve engravings of this album represent scenes from the First World War, with the following titles: The Cold, The Holes of Shells, The Shield, The Fire, A Schrapnell, The Rain, The Spy, The Hostages, Station Marmite, The Reserves, Coal, The Fool. The illustrator [edit | change the code] Devambez also writes and illustrates books. Auguste a mal character (1913) is a children's book with his illustrations hand-colored by the stencil master stencil technique, Jean Saudé. The original illustrations are presented at an exhibition the following year at the Ice Palace. This is the first of many children's books, Tata and Big Bear Story, The Adventures of Big Snout and The Adventures of Captain Mille-Sabords. These stories probably originated when André Devambez told them to his two children [personal interpretation], the archaeologist and curator of the Greek and Roman antiquities of the Louvre, Pierre Devambez (1902-1980), and Valentine (1907-?), His artist girl. André Devambez also illustrates works by Émile Zola (Fête à Coqueville3), Charles Le Goffic (The Hairy Won the War, 1919), and Claude Farrère (The Condemned to Death4). Devambez collaborates as illustrator for illustrated Le Figaro, Laughter, and Illustration.