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CALAME, Alexandre (1810 - 1864), Painter, watercolourist, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CALAME, Alexandre (1810 - 1864), Painter, watercolourist, engraver

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 28 May 1810, in Vevey (Vaud); died 17 March 1864, in Menton (Alpes-Maritimes).

Painter (gouache), watercolourist, engraver. Mountainscapes.

Barbizon School.

[not available online]From childhood, Alexandre Calame demonstrated an aptitude for painting and drawing. This vocation survived the loss of his right eye, the result of a childhood accident while enacting a battle with his playmates. On the death of

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