Godefroi Engelmann (1788 - 1839)

RA Collection: People and Organisations

Franco-German lithographer and chromolithographer. He founded La Société Lithotypique de Mulhouse in 1815. In June 1816 he opened a workshop in Paris. Engelmann is largely credited with bringing lithography to France, and later, commercializing chromolithography. In 1837 he was granted an English patent for a process of chromolithography that provided consistently high-quality results. Engelmann’s Paris printing company, “Engelmann et Graf” was passed on to his son, Godefroy Engelmann II (born 1819), who carried on his father’s work until his own death in 1897.


Born: 17 August 1788

Died: 25 April 1839

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