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André-Henri Dargelas, 1828-1906

Nationality: French
Date of Birth: 1828.10.11
Place of Birth: Bordeaux
Date of Death: 1906.06
Place of Death: Ecouen

Identity:

André-Henri Dargelas was a genre painter.

Life:

Dargelas trained under François Edouard Picot at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and exhibited at the Salon from 1857 onwards.

In a letter of July 1863 to Whistler, Henri Fantin-Latour spoke condescendingly of the students of Picot, exhibiting at the Salon of 1863, as conforming to academic principles rather displaying innovation (#01078). Dargelas exhibited three works at this particular Salon exhibition (cat. nos. 502-4).

Bibliography:

Bénézit, E., Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Paris, 1956-61.