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Gleyre, Marc Gabriel Charles

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00075607
Gleyre, Marc Gabriel Charles

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Swiss, 19th century, male.

Born 1808, in Chevilly (Vaud); died 5 May 1874.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, allegorical subjects, portraits, genre scenes. Murals.

Gleyre was orphaned at the age of eight and went to live with an uncle in Lyons, where his artistic talent was initially chanelled into training in the decorative arts. However, encouraged by his masters, he decided to devote himself to painting, and in ...

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Subjects: Painting ; Religious Art ; Christian Art ; 19th-Century Art

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