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ACHARD, Jean Alexis (1807 - 1884), Painter, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ACHARD, Jean Alexis (1807 - 1884), Painter, engraver

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 17 April 1807, in Voreppe; died 20 October 1884, in Grenoble.

Painter, engraver. Landscapes.

Proveysieux School.

A self-taught artist, Achard painted directly from nature. He first exhibited at the Salon de Paris in 1839. His View of Cairo was painted in a rather detached and precious style, but sound advice from Corot and Français later helped him convey his

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