Charles D. Fouqueray

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FOUQUERAY, D. Charles. (1872-1956)

Like many of the French patriotic artists, Fouqueray was a graduate of the Paris School of Fine Arts. He was a master of the lithographic medium of color reproduction and used his talents to design a fine series of war posters. In this composition, he portrays the great Catholic defender of Belgium, Cardinal Mercier, in the role of the shepherd protecting his flock. Mercier effectively denounced German rationing, deportation of skilled laborers, and the burning of the great Library of Louvain.

Fouqueray had a distinguished career as a mural painter and as a prolific illustrator for magazines and journals such as The Graphic and Illustration.