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 Camille Bombois  (1883 - 1970)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: naive painting, circus and fairground scenes

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BIOGRAPHY for Camille Bombois
1883 (Vernarey-les-Laumes, France)
1970 (Paris, France)


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naive painting, circus and fairground scenes

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Camille Bombois was born in Vernarey-les-Laumes, Cotes d'Or in France in 1883. He was educated at Laroche from 1889  until 1899, and self-educated in painting after 1899. He served in the French Army from 1914  to 1918 on active duty in Chemen-Creux and Chenemdes-Dames and he was decorated   for bravery three times.

Bombois worked as a circus strong man, a night watchman, a builder and a newspaper typesetter in Paris until 1924. Then he painted full time from 19 (showing 500 of 1250 characters).

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