Victor Eugène Géruzez was a French writer and illustrator who worked under the name Crafty. His work often dealt with horses and hunting. Crafty was the son of literature historian and critic Nicolas Géruzez and a pupil of the Swiss-French painter Charles Gleyre.
Une Terrible Affaire
Crafty published his first drawing in Léon Crémière's magazine Le Centaure. Crémière also published his first books, 'Snob à Paris' (1866) and 'Snob à l'Exposition' (1867). He drew for many satirical papers and magazines of the time, including Le Journal Amusant, La Vie Parisienne, L'Éclipse, Graphic, L'Esprit Follet, La Lune and Le Journal Pour Rire.
Le Roman d'une Canne (L'Éclipse, 1868)
Craft published several books with the Librairie Plon Nourrit in Paris, including 'Les Chiens' and 'Paris à Cheval'. He also drew for the collection 'Maîtres de l'Affiche', a series of 256 color litographic plates published during the "Belle Époque" in Paris, France. He is also known for his illustrations for books like 'Les Chats' by Champfleury and 'Enfants' by Alphonse Daudet. He participated in the Salon de Paris from 1877 onwards.
Au Bord de l'eau