Eros … Paul Emile Becat, 1885 – 1960

Paul-Émile Bécat (born 2 February 1885 – died 1 January 1960 in Paris) was a French painter, print-maker and engraver, and was awarded first prize in the Prix de Rome in 1920. He exhibited at the Salon de Paris in 1913. Returning from his travels to the Congo, Gabon, and the Sudan, he specialized from 1933 in the technique of drypoint in his erotic works. Today he is best known for his portraits of French writers, and for his erotic works.

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3 thoughts on “Eros … Paul Emile Becat, 1885 – 1960

  1. These are wonderful illustrations. I find them more erotic than contemporary photos depicting the same subject matter.

    Thanks Martin

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