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Antoine Ponchin was born in Marseilles (Bouches-du-Rhone) but received
his artistic training in Paris where he studied under Jules Gagliardini
and Fernand Humbert. The artist Jean Baptiste Olive also gave
advice and encouragement to Ponchin.
It was in Paris where Ponchin exhibited his works with the Salon des
Artistes Francais. In 1904 his Salon entry received an honorable
mention; in 1906 he earned a third-place medal; and in 1910 he was
awarded a second-place medal. He later received the Legion
d'Honneur for his accomplishments in painting landscapes and marine
Ponchin's primary subject matter included views of
Provence, Venice, and smaller villages and orchards by the
Mediterranean. He also traveled as far as "Indochine", Tunisia,
and Morocco to create his signature landscapes. Ponchin's oeuvre
represents a beautiful global survey of natural and manmade wonders.
Several museums in France feature works by Ponchin, including the Musee
des Beaux Arts in Chambery and the Musee des Beaux Arts in Rouen.
In 1999, the Huntsville Museum in Alabama staged a retrospective
featuring Ponchin's paintings alongside those of his father and son
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