Erik Desmazieres

French, 1948-

Erik Desmazières is widely considered one of the greatest printmakers alive today. Born in Rabat, Morocco, he emigrated to Paris in his youth. After graduating with a degree in political science from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, he studied printmaking at the Cours du Soir de la Ville de Paris, a pursuit to which he would soon decide to devote his life. Desmazières is a member of Académie des Beaux-Arts de l’Institut de France and the president of La Societe des Peintres Graveurs Francais.