Art: The Green Uniform

The latest wearer of the green uniform of the Academie des Beaux Arts, one of the five subdivisions of the ancient Institut de France, is J. L. Forain, famous cartoonist of Le Figaro. He was a pupil of Honore Daumier, greatest of all users of the satiric brush of the political cartoonist. Daumier was a great artist from any point of view. Forain has never equalled him, but his position is very important, not only in journalism, but in " straight" etching and painting as well.


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