An influential nineteenth century French etcher, lithographer, wood engraver and illustrator, Edmond Morin studied art in Paris in the studio of Gleyre. Shortly after completing his education Morin left Paris for London and remained in that city for eight years (1849-1857). During his London years the artist achieved a large reputation for both his illustrations and wood engravings in such major publications as The Illustrated London News and Pen and Pencil. Morin returned to Paris in 1857 and immediately began exhibiting his art at the Salon.
During the following years Edmond Morin frequently contributed art to such journals as Magasin pittoresque, l’Illustration, le Monde illustre and La Vie parisienne. He also illustrated such books as L’Hotel des Haricots (1864), Paris-guide (1867) and Monsieur, Madame et bebe (1878).
Although a fine landscape and portrait artist, Edmond Morin became most famous for his scenes of everyday life. In this area his splendid ability to capture a moment in time has led some scholars to link his with his Impressionist contemporaries. Pays quand Meme (‘Home all the Same’) is a superb example of Morin’s art.