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Camille Mauclair


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French writer. His large and varied output included fiction, poetry, and literary and musical criticism, but he is best known for his writings on art, in which he supported Symbolism but was a fervent opponent of various forms of avant-garde art, seeing himself as an upholder of French tradition. Mauclair's The French Impressionists (1903) was the first book on the movement to appear in English (this translation preceded the French edition—L'Impressionnisme, son histoire, son esthétique, ses maîtres, 1904). His other books include La Farce de l'art vivant (2 vols, 1929–30) and monographs on Besnard (1914), Monet (1924, English translation 1925), and Rodin (1918, preceded by an English translation in 1905). See also Fauvism.

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