Rops, Félicien (fālēsyăNˈ rôps) [key], 1833–98, Belgian painter, etcher, and lithographer. In 1857 he founded a satirical journal, Uylenspiegel, for which he made lithographs and caricatures. From c.1862 he lived principally in Paris and became noted as an illustrator of unusual imagination and an artist of great technical skill. Today Rops is best known for the erotic nature of his work and his pictorial explorations into the world of vice. He illustrated the poems of Baudelaire. His etchings include the series of the Sataniques and the Album of 100 Sketches.
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