OIL ON CANVAS, SIGNED
FRANCE, DATED 1945
25 x 32 INCHES
was born February 2nd, 1885 in Paris. He was an accomplished printmaker,
painter and extremely prolific illustrator. He illustrated close to
100 books most of which were of highly erotic content. Authors for which
he illustrated works include Voltaire, Diderot, Pierre Louÿs, Baudelaire,
Piron, Verlaine, Géraldy, Hélèna Varley and Brantôme.
at l’École des Beaux-Arts in Paris under Flammeng and Ferrier.
He received the Prix de Rome, the médaille d’argent at
the Salon des Artistes Français where he also was a member, and
the Prix de Robert de Rougé.
In 1950, a suite
of 12 dry-point etchings by Bécat titled L’Art D’Aimer
The date of his death is unknown.