Antoine Bouvard Sr
(1870 - 1955/56)
Antoine Bouvard, Sr. was active/lived in France, Italy. Antoine Bouvard Sr is known for landscape, seascape, marine, scenes of Venice.
The name Aldine is the pseudonym for the painter Antoine Bouvard who is perhaps the most famous early 20th century artist who was producing scenes of Venice. He was born in St.Jean-de-Bournay in L'Isere, he trained as an architect and studied art & architecture under Constant-Dufeus, at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, later becoming the director of architectural services for the Seine, he was responsible for several major building projects in the city. His pictures show the influence of the painter Felix Ziem, capturing the warmth and beauty of Venice.
Born in France in 1870, Bouvard was trained as an architect and studied
art and architecture under Constance-Dufeus at the Ecole des Beaux Arts
in Paris. He became the Director of Architectural Services for
the Seine and was responsible for the construction in Paris of the
Bourse du Travail and also of the Boulevard Morland.
On one of his numerous painting trips to Venice he met the noted
Venetian artist Felix Ziem, the man who greatly influenced his work for
the remainder of his life.Bouvard became very popular owing to his
sensitive understanding of Venice. Not only did he capture the
activity and glamour of famous scenes like the Grand Canal and the
Santa Maria Della Salute but he also caught the atmosphere and serentiy
of the backwaters.
His paintings demonstrate his architectural skill whilst reflecting his
love of Venice's unique light effects. Bouvard was a master in
capturing the unforgettable atmosphere of Venice. He exhibited
throughout France and Italy as well as many provincial European
galleries during his own lifetime.