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FORSTER, François (1790 - 1872), Engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FORSTER, François (1790 - 1872), Engraver

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 22 August 1790, in Le Locle, Switzerland; died 1872, in Paris.


Enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts in 1805 and went on to be awarded a silver at the 1809 Prix de Rome and a gold at the 1814 Prix de Rome. He was elevated to the Légion d'Honneur on 23 April 1838. Forster was awarded a silver medal at 1824

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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