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Charles Galvani

 (1805 - 1866)
Charles Galvani was active/lived in Louisiana / Italy.  Charles Galvani is known for portrait painting, art dealer.

Biography   Charles Galvani


The following biography is based on information provided by Melise Leech, great, great grand daughter of the artist.  The source is shared material from family records:

Charles Galvani was said to have been a working artist.  Two years after his death, some twenty-two paintings were auctioned in New Orleans, bringing in about $300.00 dollars.  A note on the back of an existing photograph indicates that he owned an art studio in New Orleans, and a newspaper article indicates that he was working as an artist in New Orleans in 1849.

Further information suggests that he moved his family from New Orleans to Mandeville, Louisiana when Union forces occupied the city.  He ran a "notions" shop in Mandeville.

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