Pierre Damoye

A painter of landscapes, figures and animals.

He was born on the 20th February 1847 in Paris where he died on the 22nd January 1916.

A student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts with two of the most prominent landscape artists of the nineteenth century, Corot and Daubigny, as well as of Léon Bonnat. Damoye is best known as a painter of the Pas-de-Calais region between Paris and the English Channel.

He made his Salon debut in 1875 with a work entitled L’Hiver, and was awarded a third class medal in 1879, a second class medal in 1884, and a gold medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle. In 1890 a schism between Bouguereau and Meissonier regarding Salon policies caused the founding of a new Salon de la Société Nationale and Damoye became one of its founding members. He figured prominently at the new Salon, where he earned a reputation for carrying on the Barbizon traditions of his masters, Corot and Daubigny. He was inducted into the Légion d’honneur in 1893 and became a member of the Salon jury in 1900.

His work is shown in the museums of Anvers, Arras, Dunkerque, Helsinki, Hyeres, Montreal, Saint-Denis, Perigueux and at the Paris Museum of Modern Art.

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