Edgar Cahine was a painter and printmaker, known for his stunning etchings, drypoints, engravings and illustrations. Cahine was a worldly artist of Armenian heritage. While the artist was born in Vienna he studied in Constantinople and Venice before moving to Paris attend the Academie Julian.
La Promenade. Etching, aquatint, drypoint
Louise France Tete. 1902. Etchings
It was in France that Cahine’s name became known. He showed in salons, exhibited with the Society of French Artists and won a medal for his etchings at the Universal Exhibition in 1900.
It was not until 1925 that Cahine became a French citizen. Seven years later, Cahine won France’s ultimate award, the Legion of Honor.
Gigolette. 1924. Drypoint
Mademoiselle Sonty. 1917. Drypoint
Quartier du Combat. Etching
Unfortunately many of Cahine’s prints were destroyed due to natural disasters such as fires and floods. Depsite the great loss of many of his etchings and engravings, print collectors have been able to salvage a number of Cahine’s graphic works.
Cahine was truly an international artist and a master of intaglio printmaking.