Forain, Jean Louis (zhäN lwē fôrăNˈ) [key], 1852–1931, French painter, etcher, and lithographer. One of the foremost etchers of his day, Forain is best known for his political cartoons and social satires, particularly of the worlds of theater and courtroom. His work enlivened a large number of publications, including Vie moderne, Cravache, Parisien, Figaro, and the New York Herald. In 1898 he founded with Caran d'Ache the short-lived Psst. His work was generally of a somber range of color similar to Daumier's.
See study by C. Dodgson (1936).
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