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 Alexandre Calame  (1810 - 1864)

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Lived/Active: Switzerland/France      Known for: mountain landscape paintings

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1810 (Vevey, Switzerland)
 
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1864 (Menton, France)

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Switzerland/France

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From Switzerland, he became noted for his paintings of Alpine mountains, although he also painted scenes from his travels in Germany and especially Italy.  He studied with landscape painter, Francois Diday, and by 1835, had sold a landscape to the museum in Bern.  He also exhibited with the Paris Salons beginning in the late 1830s.

Calame lived most of his life in Geneva, but in 1863, he moved to the French Riviera for health reasons.

His composition method was often plac (showing 500 of 1240 characters).



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