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ALTEN, Mathias Joseph (1871 - 1938), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ALTEN, Mathias Joseph (1871 - 1938), Painter

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German, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 13 February 1871, in Gusenburg (Rhineland); died 1938.

Painter. Landscapes with figures, landscapes, seascapes.

Taos Artists' Colony.

Mathias Alten began painting under the guidance of his father, then went into business. In 1889, he went to America where he devoted himself entirely to painting. In 1899, he went to Paris, where his teachers were Benjamin-Constant and Whistler. Alten exhibited

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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