Picard, Edmond

Picard, Edmond

Picard, Edmond (ĕdmôNˈ pēkärˈ), 1836–1924, Belgian jurist and author. A brilliant lawyer, he was at various times president of the Belgian bar association and a member of the supreme court. He wrote two works that explore the similarities between law and art: Paradox sur l'avocat (1881) and Le Juré (1887). Many of his novels are autobiographical, recounting his adventures as a sailor and explorer; notable among them is L'Amiral (1884). Picard also wrote seven plays.
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Picard, Edmond

 

Born Dec. 15, 1836, in Brussels; died Feb. 19, 1924, in Dave, near Namur. Belgian writer and lawyer; wrote in French.

During the growth of the revolutionary movement in the 1880’s, Picard was a socialist. His first works were published in the collection Scenes of a Judiciary Life (1893). An advocate of socially oriented art, Picard defended his principles in the collection Pro arte (1886) and in L’Art moderne, a journal he founded in 1881; he also wrote essays and plays. Picard influenced the members of the Jeune Belgique (Young Belgium) movement. He also published documents on the history of law (The Belgian Pandects, vols. 1-116, 1878-1923).

WORKS

Au Pays des bilingues. Brussels, 1923.

REFERENCE

Pasquier, A. E. Picard. Brussels, 1945.
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