Born in Paris, France on Sept. 18, 1816. Gaildrau came to California in the Gold Rush about 1852. His illustrations of mining activities appeared in Voyages en Californie published in Paris in 1854. He died there in January 1898.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs, et Graveurs
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