Rodolphe Bresdin

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Recognized in his own time by a coterie of Parisian avant-garde artists and writers, and long afterward by an equally small number of collectors and institutions, Bresdin today is accorded his rightful place as one of the most original and fascinating of nineteenth century artists. This is so despite his being one of the rare artists to have produced only prints and drawings, not paintings. He was a spiritual and esthetic guide to Odilon Redon, who who signed one of his earliest etchings "Redon, pupil of Bresdin". A true Bohemian, Bresdin for years lived alone in a forest hut, with his copper plates and a pet rabbit.

See June 21, 1985 New York Times Review

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