Hector Giacomelli (April 1, 1822 in Paris – December 1, 1904 in Menton), was a French watercolorist, engraver and …
Work by Giacomelli, published in 1883.
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Hector Giacomelli, was a French watercolorist, engraver and illustrator, best known for his paintings of birds. His Italian father, a professor of singing, was first an engraver before becoming a designer for a jeweler. When he was 30 years old, an illness forced him to go away from Paris. He then started to draw and paint plants, insects and birds around his new, making lots of money in Paris, he developed a passion for the work of Auguste Raffet, which he published the catalog racist in 1862. He worked with Gustave Doré, for which he composed ornaments like The Holy Bible according to the Vulgate and he contributed drawings to several newspapers, such as Le Monde illustré, Le Magasin pittoresque, and LIllustration. He also privately illustrated books that brought him wealthy bibliophiles and he was one of the organizers of the exposition of the century prints of 1887 and Section retrospective of Fine Arts, and the Universal Paris Exposition of 1889. Illustrating on top of other artists like Jules Michelet, André Theuriet François Coppée and Alfred de Musset, Giacomelli also became a renowned collector