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Luc-Olivier (Nicolas) Merson

 (1846 - 1920)
Luc-Olivier (Nicolas) Merson was active/lived in France, Italy.  Luc Olivier Merson is known for symbolist painting, decorative commissions, postage stamp design.

Luc-Olivier (Nicolas) Merson

Luc-Olivier Merson (21 May 1846 – 13 November 1920) was a French academic painter and illustrator also known for his postage stamp and currency designs.

Born Nicolas Luc-Olivier Merson in Paris, France, he grew up in an artistic household, the son of Charles-Olivier Merson, a painter and art critic. He studied under Gustave Chassevent at the École de Dessin and then Isidore Pils at the École des Beaux-Arts*. Merson had his first work exhibited at the Paris Salon* in 1866 and three years later was awarded the Prix de Rome*. During the five years spent working in Italy, he concentrated on religious and historical subjects for his art.

Back in France, in 1875 he won the first-prize medal at the exhibition by the Société des artis  ...  Displaying 750 of 5352 characters.

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About  Luc-Olivier (Nicolas) Merson

Born:  1846 - Paris, France
Died:   1920 - Paris, France
Known for:  symbolist painting, decorative commissions, postage stamp design