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CHAVANNES, Alfred (1836 - 1894), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CHAVANNES, Alfred (1836 - 1894), Painter

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 2 January 1836, in La Sarraz; died 10 January 1894, in Aigle.

Painter. Landscapes.

[not available online]After studying architecture, Chavannes was drawn towards pictorial art, studying under Bryner in Lausanne, Calame in Geneva and Oswald Achenbach in Düsseldorf, settling in Lausanne in around 1874. He exhibited in Berlin and Düsseldorf. His lake views and alpine landscapes are solidly constructed, both in

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