Painter and etcher; born Paris 1882 Edmond Kayser was a painter and printmaker. He was born in Paris. Although he benefited from the advice of Eugène Carrière, Kayser was largely self-taught. His early artistic allies included Léopold-Lévy and Vergé-Sarrat. Later he was close to Charles Despiau, André Dunoyer de Segonzac, André Lhote, and Osip Zadkine. Edmond Kayser exhibited at the Salon des Indépendants from 1907, then at the Salons d'Automne, des Peintres-graveurs Français, des Tuileries, and des Peintres-graveurs indépendants. In 1937 he married the painter Mercedes Legrand. The following year he was made a director of the École des Arts Décoratifs and curator of the Musée Adrien-Dubouché in Limoges, a post which as a Jew he had to abandon in 1941, fleeing to Avignon.