Raoul Serres

 ~ 1881 - 1971

Raoul Serres was a French engraver and illustrator. He was a pupil of Jules Jacquet , Henri-Joseph Dubouchet and Léon Bonnat , Raoul Serres was a member of the Society of French Artists in 1906 and exhibited at the Salon of this group. He obtained an honorable mention in 1898 and a third class medal in 1906. Grand Prix de Rome for engraving in 1906, he was professor of engraving at the Estienne school in Paris from 1932 to 1942.
Most will know his name related to designing a large number of French postage stamps between 1945 and 1967
He sometimes signed under the pseudonym “Schem”. It nevertheless happened that he gave light engravings under his own name, for example for Fortunio by Théophile Gautier , published in Paris by Albert Guillot in 1946.

Some (erotic) books illustrated by Serres:

  • Comte de Caylus. Monsieur Guillaume cocher, 1936
  • Marquis de Sade. Histoire de Jérôme, 1936
  • La double maitresse, 1945
  • Manuel de civilité pour les petites filles, 1946
  • Le Grant Testament de Françoys Villon, 1948
  • Petites Cousines, 1948
  • Les aventures du Roi Pausole, 1950
  • Les dames galantes, 1950
  • Les Faiblesses d'une Jolie Femme, 1958

2 albums/24 artworks

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