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Charles Euphrasie Kuwasseg

Biography of Artist

Kuwasseg was born in Braveil (Seine-et-Oise) on 29th September 1838 and died in Paris in October 1904. He is known for his landscapes and marine paintings.
He was the son of the painter Karl-Joseph with whom he worked. He later went to sea but returned to France in 1883 and became a pupil of Durand-Brager and d’Isabey. He regularly exhibited at the Salon, his debut being in 1855. He devoted himself particularly to the study of windy scenes on the Breton coast and the North Sea. His works depicting the Normandy countryside or the outskirts of Paris are particularly natural and unaffected.
He worked in collaboration with Poilpot on several landscapes and he reularly exhibited at the Salon of French Artists and obtained a third class medal in 1892. Kuswasseg devoted himself to his profession.
He is represented in museums in Montreal, Pontoise, Rouen, Perigueux, Digne and La Rochelle.