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RANFT, Richard (1862 - 1931), Painter, engraver, illustrator, poster artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
RANFT, Richard (1862 - 1931), Painter, engraver, illustrator, poster artist

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Swiss, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 18 July 1862, in Plainpalais, near Geneva; died 1931.

Painter, engraver, illustrator, poster artist. Landscapes.

Ranft started by studying in Geneva, where he was a student of Sordet, A. du Mont and Gustave Courbet, in Paris. It was there that he published colour engravings and posters. He lived and worked mainly in Coubert. Ranft was a member,

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