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CHANTRON, Antoine (1771 - 1842), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHANTRON, Antoine (1771 - 1842), Painter

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French, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1771, in Avignon; died 1842, in Avignon.


Antoine Chantron studied with Raspey. A gunnery officer by profession, he painted only as an amateur. He amassed a fine collection of gouaches and pastels, which he gave to Avignon museum, and as administrator of the museum he collated the documentation for its first catalogue, published in 1857.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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