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Yvon, Adolphe

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00200718
Yvon, Adolphe

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French, 19th century, male.

Born 30 January 1817, in Escheviller (Moselle); died 11 September 1893, in Paris.

Painter. Religious subjects, military subjects, portraits, military portraits, genre scenes.

Adolphe Yvon worked for the royal house as a groom and forester before embarking on an artistic career. He studied under Paul Delaroche at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before leaving for Russia in 1845 and remaining there during the Crimean War. Yvon made his Paris Salon debut in 1841, securing himself a gold medal in 1848, a medal of honour in 1857, and a silver medal in 1867. He was also awarded silver at the 1855 Exposition Universelle. Adolphe Yvon was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in 1855 and elevated to the rank of officer in 1867....

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

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