Hermann Vogel (French illustrator)  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Hermann Vogel (1856 – 1918) was a French painter and illustrator of German origin.

Vogel was born in Flensburg, Duchy of Schleswig. He came to Hamburg in 1864 and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich from 1872–78. Vogel then moved to Paris and became a French citizen.

Vogel illustrated numerous books and contributed drawings and paintings to magazines, especially L'assiette de beurre. Vogel died in Paris. His son was the art publisher and journalist Lucien Vogel (1886–1954).

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Originaire du Schleswig-Holstein, il s’installa à Paris et fournit de nombreux dessins et caricatures au journal Le Rire ou à L'Assiette au Beurre. Il illustra des livres pour enfants comme Les Contes de Charles Perrault ou l’Henri IV de Georges Montorgueil.

Les Frères Lumière tireront d’une de ses pages humoristiques leur fameux L'Arroseur arrosé, première comédie de l'histoire du cinéma.

Il fut le père de Lucien Vogel qui créa le journal VU (magazine) et le grand-père de Marie-Claude Vaillant-Couturier.

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