Abel Faivre

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Abel Faivre, 1913

Abel Faivre (30 March 1867 – 13 August 1945) was a French painter, illustrator and cartoonist.

Early life and work[edit]

Jules Abel Faivre was born in Lyon, France. He attended École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon[1] for three years. He then attended the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts and Académie Julian.[2] He was a member of the Société des Artistes Français. He lived in La Croix-Valmer. Professionally, he created propaganda posters for the French Army in World War I. He drew comics for Le Rire, L'Écho de Paris, and Le Figaro.[3]

Later life and legacy[edit]

Faivre died on 13 August 1945 in Nice, France. A boulevard is named after Faivre in La Croix-Valmer.[citation needed] His work is held in the collections of the National Library of Medicine, the University of Michigan, the Museum of Modern Art. and the Brooklyn Museum.[4][5][6][7]




  1. ^ Benezit Dictionnary of Artists
  2. ^ (fr)appl-lachaise.net Archived 2018-11-03 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Deposit Your Gold for France. Gold Fights for Victory". World Digital Library. 1915. Retrieved 2013-10-26.
  4. ^ "Hygiène Par Abel Faivre". Images from the History of Medicine. National Library of Medicine. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Jours de guerre, 1915-1919 / Abel Faivre". Digital General Collection. University of Michigan Libraries. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  6. ^ "On les aura!, 2e. Emprunt de La Défense Nationale". The Collection. Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Jules-Abel Faivre". Collections. Brooklyn Museum. Retrieved 26 October 2013.
  8. ^ musee-orsay.fr
  9. ^ musee-orsay.fr
  10. ^ collection.britishmuseum.org
  11. ^ artic.edu

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