Rops, Félicien, 1833-1898

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1833-07-07
Death 1898-08-23
Belgians
French

Biographical notes:

Belgian painter, engraver, and lithographer.

From the description of Letters, ca. 1870-1886. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78991640

French artist.

From the description of Portion of an autograph letter signed : [Paris], to "Edmond", [ca. 1880]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270857819

Rops was born in Belgium but spent his professional life moving between Belgium and France. A painter, engraver and lithographer, he is known particularly for depicting women in sexually provocative poses. He was a member of the avant-garde in Belgium; he was a founding member of the Société libre des beaux-arts and in 1886 he joined Les XX in Brussels. He was technically innovative and his prints have always been highly regarded by collectors. François Nys was a printer in Paris with whom Rops worked.

From the description of Correspondence, [18--]. (Lewis & Clark Library). WorldCat record id: 36703932

Belgian artist.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : [n.p.], to Monsieur Keym, éditeur, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270657473

Felicien Rops was born in Belgium, but spent his professional life moving between Belgium and France. A painter, engraver and lithographer, Rops is known particularly for depicting women in sexually provocative poses. He was a member of the avant-garde in Belgium,a founding member of the Societe Libre des Beaux-Arts, and he joined Les XX in Brussels in 1886. He was technically innovative and his prints have always been highly regarded by collectors.

From the guide to the Rops Corespondence MS 0013., [18--], (Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections)

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Subjects:

  • Engraving, French--19th century
  • Erotic art--France--History and criticism--Sources
  • Painting, French--19th century
  • Erotic art--History and criticism--Sources
  • Artists--Belgium--Correspondence
  • Lithography, French--19th century

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Places:

  • France (as recorded)