Henri Charles Guérard was born on April 26, 1846 in Paris and died there on March 25, 1897. He was a renowned French painter, engraver, lithographer, and printer.
He was best known for his etchings and his work as a lithographer. A friend of the famous painter, Édouard Manet, he frequented Nina de Villard's famous artists salon. Guérard posed for Manet in an 1878 canvas entitled Au Café, alongside actress Ellen Andrée. Guérard was a collector of everything from old shoes to lanterns. Manet spoke highly of his engraving skills and considered him to be one of the best etching engravers of the day.
Guérard was married in 1879 to Eva Gonzalès , painter, student, model, and friend of Manet (*see her bio below). She died at the age of 36 of an embolism after childbirth, and he later married her sister, Jeanne, who helped raise the son delivered by Eva. He died in Paris at age 50.