CHAM (pseud. de Amédée de Noé) (1818-1879)

Amédée de Noé nasceu em Paris a 26 de Janeiro de 1818.
É no ateliê de Charlet (1792-1845) que vai aprender as técnicas da sua profissão. Aos 21 anos, em 1839, publica, sem nome de autor, o seu primeiro album, M. Lajounisse. Em 1840 adopta o pseudónimo de CHAM, pseudónimo baseado no seu patronímio (filho de Noé). A partir de então colaborou em numerosos jornais e publicou mais de 40.000 desenhos, passando por todos os géneros, mas sem nunca se ter especializado em nenhum deles.
Em 1873, começou a colaborar nos jornais e revistas dirigidas por Charles Philipon: Le Charivari (onde ficou até 1873) e Le Musée Philipon (onde encontrou Gavarni, Daumier e Grandville). Os desenhos publicados nestas duas publicações asseguram-lhe a sua fama.
Mais tarde publicou, igualmente, nos jornais ingleses: The Illustrated London News e The Punch.

 

Amédée de Noé was born in Paris, on the 26th January of 1818.
It was at the atelier of Charlet (1792-1845) that he has learned the techniques of the profession. By the age of 21, in 1839, he publishes (unsigned) his first album, M. Lajounisse. In 1840 he adopted his pseudonym, CHAM, a pseudonym based on his patronymic (son of Noah, [Noé]). Since then he has collaborated in several newspapers and has published over 40.000 drawings, passing through all genres, but never becoming an expert in any of them.
In 1873, CHAM started his collaboration with the newspapers and magazines directed by Charles Philipon: Le Charivari (where he was a collaborator till 1873) and Le Musée Philipon (where he met Gavarni, Daumier and Grandville). The drawings published in these two periodicals assured his reputation.
Later, he has also published in the English newspapers: The Illustrated London News and The Punch.