National Geographic : 1961 May
NATIONALGALLERYOF ART (Gift of Duncan Phillips) © NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY HONORE DAUMIER (1808-79) Advice to a Young Artist Satirist of manners and politics, Daumier produced more than 4,000 lithographs lampooning French society. From these caricatures he earned a meager livelihood, but his attempts to win acceptance as a serious painter proved fruitless. Posthu mously, Daumier was recognized as a master of restrained and somber coloring, with a dramatic instinctfor design. In this picture he establishes a mood, sympathet 680 ic and quiet, between youth and instructor.