Caran d’Ache

Paris, France

06.11.1858 - 26.02.1909


Born in Moscow, 6 November 1858, he was the grandson of an Officer-Grenadier in Napoleon‘s Grande Armée who, wounded during the Battle of Borodino, had stayed behind in Russia.[3]After his grandfather’s death he was adopted by a Polish family whose daughter he later married.

In 1877 Caran d’Ache emigrated to France where he took French citizenship and joined the Army[3] for five years where he was assigned to design uniforms for the ministry of war and where he also contributed to their journal, La Vie militaire, with satirical illustrations, among them some caricatures of the German army.[1]

He died in Paris on 25 February 1909 at the age of 50



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