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Alexandre De Faux

Biography of Artist

French School

Born in Bercy 1826 and died in Paris in 1900.

Painter of landscapes,marines, animals, landscapes with animals.

He not only used oil as his medium but gouache and watercolour also.

He was a pupil of Corot.

In 1859 he debuted at the Paris Salon with ‘Vue prise á Caen’, ‘Carriéres abandonees á Ivry’, ’Vue prise á Rosny-sous-Bois’ and ‘Vue prise á Palaiseau’. He exposed regularly his preferred landscapes and marines in Normandy and views of the forest of Fontainebleu until he died.

In 1874 he received a third class honour, 1879 a second class honour and in 1881 he was decorated with the Legion of Honour. In 1900 he was given the gold medal for all exhibits.

His work can be found in the museums of Amiens, Bouleaux, Anger, Caen, Dieppe, Draguignan, Grenoble, Liége, Louviers, Poules, Mulhouse, New York, Rouen, Saint-Brieuc, Saint-Etienne, Strasbourg, Sydney and Toul.