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Daubigny, Charles Francois

Born: 1817 AD
Died: 1878 AD, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Landscape Painter, Painters


1817 - Born on February 15th in Paris into a family of painters and was taught the art by his father Edmond François Daubigny and his uncle, miniaturist Pierre Daubigny. French landscape painter.

1843 - He settled in Barbizon to work outside in nature.

1852 - He met Camille Corot in Optevoz (Isère).

         - He painted along the Seine and Oise, often in the region around Auvers.

1852 - He came under the influence of Gustave Courbet.

1859 - He became a knight of the Legion of Honour.

1864-1874 - His finest pictures were painted which consist of carefully completed landscapes with trees, river and a few ducks.

         - His most important works are: "Springtime", in the Louvre; "Borde de la Cure", Morvan; "Villerville sur Mer", "Moonlight", "Andrsy sur Oise", and "Return of the Flock".

1878 - Charles-François Daubigny died on 19th of February in Paris.


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