Étienne Carjat

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Self-portrait, c. 1865

Étienne Carjat (born in Fareins, Ain, on 28 March 1828 and died in Paris on 19 March 1906), was a French journalist, caricaturist and photographer. He co-founded the magazine, Le Diogène, and founded the review, Le Boulevard. He is best known for his numerous portraits and caricatures of political, literary and artistic Parisian figures. His best-known work is the iconic portrait of Arthur Rimbaud which he took in October 1871 (see Gallery).

Publications[edit]

  • Croquis biographiques (1858)
  • Les Mouches vertes, satire (1868)
  • Peuple, prends garde à toi ! Satire électorale (1875)


Photographs and caricatures[edit]