About the Artist:
Louis Remy Sabattier (1863-1935) was a French painter and illustrator for magazines and books. Sabattier studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Étienne and under Gustave Boulanger at the Académie Julian in Paris.
Sabattier became a member of the Société des Artistes Français in 1890. Sabattier’s first drawings of Parisian life appeared in l’Illustration in 1895. For l’Illustration he traveled to Tonkin, Russia, Greece, Palestine, Abyssinia and then Morocco with Hubert Lyautey. In 1912, he completed a long journey sending home text, drawings and paintings from China, visiting Shanghai, Tianjin and Beijing at a time of political upheaval.
Sabattier is best known for his work at the newspaper l’Illustration, his illustrations depicting the early days of motoring, his highly esteemed seascapes and highly realistic paintings and watercolors of World War I. [DES-01/16]