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Osbert, Alphonse

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Osbert, Alphonse

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 23 March 1857, in Paris; died 1939.

Painter, watercolourist, pastellist, draughtsman. Portraits, scenes with figures, landscapes.


Alphonse Osbert was a pupil of Lehmann, Cormon and Bonnat. He visited Spain, where he studied Ribera and Velàzquez (whose work influenced his), and later became a friend of Seurat, when he developed a greater interest in the effects of light. In Paris he sent work to the Salon des Artistes Français from 1880 to 1922, and was connected with the Salon de la Rose-Croix....

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