Georges Clairin

Paris, France, 1843–1919 (Artist)

Georges Clairin (1843–1919) was a French painter and illustrator. He studied painting in Paris in the ateliers of Isidore Pils and François-Édouard Picot and, in 1861, at the École des Beaux-Arts. As an artist, he was greatly interested in exoticism and orientalism. He designed posters representing his lover, the actress Sarah Bernhardt, in the title role of Victorien Sardou’s play, Théodora.

Georges Clairin (1843–1919) Georges Clairin (1843–1919)