Armand Séguin was a Post-Impressionist painter, illustrator and printmaker. Séguin made a number of etchings, aquatints and woodcuts after spending time with Paul Gauguin in Pont-Aven. Séguin was born in Paris and studied at the Académie Julian. Séguin became known early on in his career after showing his work in the 1893 Salon des indépendants. Séguin became close with other artists at L’Ecole de Pont-Aven in Brittany, France.
Farmhouse Surrounded by Trees. Etching. 1893. Art Institute of Chicago
Evening. Etching. 1894. Art Institute of Chicago
Many of Séguin’s prints represent les Bretons (the people of Brittany) or the Brittany landscape. Séguin was in touch with his peers until the end of his life, dying in the studio of his friend Paul Sérusier.
Three Breton Women with Infants. Woodcut. 1894.
Bretons. Woodcut. 1896
L’Idiot. Etching and aquatint. 1894-5
Séguin’s etchings, aquatints, woodcuts and wood engravings are currently in major museum collections around the world.