(1872 - 1936)
Manuel Robbe was active/lived in France. Manuel Robbe is known for female figure-"la belle epoque" era painting, etching.
Biography Manuel Robbe
A Paris-born painter and printmaker, Manuel Robbe was noted for his
experimental approach to printmaking, and during his career created
more than 200 aquatints and drypoints. He was a great technician,
"inventing a technique known as "sugar-life" which gave his prints a
startling subtlety. Robbe's technique was developed over several
phases. He printed his design with a mixture of sugar, India ink
and gum Arabic, on his zinc plate. This was followed by heating
the plate and working with the soft-ground etching process until the
desired result was achieved. Finally, Robbe painted the subject on the
zinc plate with an oil paint brush. For this process he used a
special brush made of rags, which was called 'a
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