Louis Icart: The Rise to Fame (1919-1926)

After the war, Louis Icart expanded his reach and sales channels overseas, finding a ready market in the United States. Icart, already well-known in the art circles and salons of Paris quickly became a global phenomenon. Demand for his work reached almost frenzied levels, straining his ability to meet it. Although edition sizes quickly increased to meet the demand, he also needed to produce a large volume of work to meet it. By 1926 his output reached previously unheard of levels for the genre. His work was found in nearly every major gallery in Europe and the United States. As a result, even today his work from this period permeates auctions and antique stores.