It seems to me that Bellows was most successful when he worked basically as a caricaturist, under the influence of Daumier.
It is equally easy to imagine what a Daumier might have done with the material afforded by the Civil War.
What is the new book like, about Daumier, the Artist and his Work?
Simplicity was not Gavarni's fault, and indeed to a large degree it was Daumier's merit.
We feel that Daumier reproduces admirably the particular life that he sees, because it is the very medium in which he moves.
Couture said of him angrily: "He will become the Daumier of 1860."
But that it is the Englishman of Daumier and Gavarni, artistement complet already, nobody can deny.
Daumier, temperamentally affiliated with his master, went deeper.
Daumier is also a great genius, while Millet is likewise the painter of a whole generation and of its atmosphere.
This is what the student of Daumier recognizes as his science, or, if the word has a better grace, his art.