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CONTENCIN D'ISTRES (1851 - 1925), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CONTENCIN D'ISTRES (1851 - 1925), Painter

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 27 December 1851, in Istres; died 1925, in Rennes.

Painter. Nudes, portraits, genre scenes, landscapes.

Contencin d'Istres studied sculpture at the Musée Granet college in Aix-en-Provence before opting for drawing and painting; he then moved to Paris, where he followed courses under Gérome and Galland at the École des Beaux-Arts. Around 1880, he moved to Brittany to teach painting

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