This short biography can only supply an outline of Daumier’s life without going into details. If you wish to study his life and oeuvre more in depth, we advise you to consult our BIBLIOGRAPHY section of this website where you will find close to 2’000 references to books or articles covering the topic. To our knowledge, this is the most comprehensive Daumier bibliography available at this time.
In the present biographical overview, we endeavored to supply a basic background by connecting significant moments in Daumier’s life to historical events of the period. At the same time, we tried to create a context to some other well-known artists who were Honoré Daumier’s contemporaries.
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