Women and animals are the primary subjects of Louis Icart's prints. Much of the famous French artist's work depicts Parisian scenes of luxury and relaxation, and most of his prints feature well-dressed women who are occasionally surrounded by animals or other naturalistic elements.
Icart was a prominent fashion designer, illustrator and print maker during the early 20th century. He was born in Toulouse, France, and he began drawing at a young age. He moved to Paris after serving in World War One, and he pursued an artistic career with a passion that quickly established him as one of the most prominent figures of the Art Deco movement.
Icart worked primarily in the mediums of etching and printing, and he derived much of his style from famous 18th century French print makers like Francois Boucher and Jean Fragonard. He portrayed women in erotic settings in many of his prints, but he was also known for consistently incorporating an element of humor in much of his work. Due to his meticulous attention to detail and his beautiful combination of the ethereal and the realistic, Icart reached a large audience during his lifetime. As of Dec. 30, 2015, his original prints are still worth a large amount of money if they are in good condition.