Henri-Joseph Dubouchet Biography

Henri-Joseph Dubouchet




Painter and printmaker Henri-Joseph Dubouchet was born on March 28, 1833, in Caluire-et-Cuire, Rhone, France. His brother, Jean Francois, would also become an artist. In 1854 Dubouchet enrolled at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, where he studied under Victor Vibert. He won the first prize to be given in intaglio printmaking at the Prix de Rome in 1860, and from 1866 to 1908 he exhibited every year at the Paris Salon. In 1886 he won first place in engraving at the L'Exposition Internationale de Blanc et Noir. 

Dubouchet was known for his watercolors and engravinged copies of Old Masters, winning various prizes and accolades at the World Exhibitions of 1889 and 1900, and earned a reputation for his work in bringing great works of art to everyday people through the more affordable printmaking medium. 
In addition to fine art, he worked as an illustrator for various publishers, including the book Le Rouge et le Noir by Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle). He taught at the Etienne School of Paris where among his pupils were Jules Piel and Raoul Serres, and later in life he taught engraving at the Paris Ecole du Livre.

Henri-Joseph Dubouchet died in Paris on March 8, 1909.