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A student of Jean Leon Gerôme, Frederick Kaemmerer
divided his time between Paris and the place of his birth, La Haye. His
early works were often small, highly finished canvases of late 18th-and early 19th-century anecdotal history subjects.
He debuted with
these at the Salon of 1870 and met with considerable public and
critical success: Kaemmerer was awarded a medal at the Salon of 1874.
As his career progessed, Kaemmerer’s technique became more free, at
times approaching an almost impressionist brushstroke.
continued during this period, and in 1889 he won a silver medal at the
Exposition Universelle and was made Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.
Mulhouse, Musée des Beaux-Arts; Williamstown, MA, Clark Art Institute;
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