- Image Size: 7 x 12
- Print Number: 44/180
About Jean Michel Mathieux-Marie:
Mathieux-Marie was born in 1947 in Paris, France. He was initially trained as a architect, receiving his degree in 1972 from the Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Arts, but was soon introduced to dry-point engraving in 1974. His unique style of using a diamond point to scratch an image into a steel plate is complemented by his own methods of printing on one paper in the style of chine colle and then cutting the image out and mounting it to another stronger paper. He has done many engravings to illustrate livres d’artistes for the works of great writers like Michel Déon, Federico Garcia Lorca, Julien Gracq or Francis Ponge. He has been honored with many awards over his career, including the Paul-Louis Weiller Prize from the Academy of Fine Art and the Grand Prize du Salon des Artistes Francais. While many of his subjects are recognizable as famous destinations in Paris, Rome and Venice, they go much further than mere illustration. He has also worked on fantastical subjects where the full range of his creativity can be seen.