ADOLPHE APPIAN (French / 1818-1898)

Jacques Barthélémy Appian was born in Lyon, where he studied at the School of Drawing from 1833-1836. He changed his first name to Adolphe, exhibiting for the first time as Adolphe Appian at the Salon de Paris in 1835. A musician as well as an artist, Adolphe Appian did not commit himself fully to the visual arts until 1852, the year he met both Corot and Daubigny, who were to encourage and profoundly influence his art. While remaining based in Lyon, Adophe Appian made many visits to Fontainebleau to paint alongside the artists of the Barbizon School. Another influence was his friend Félix Ziem. Adolphe Appian made around 90 etchings, which are now regarded as important precursors of Impressionism; Appian featured strongly in the 1974 exhibition and catalogue L'Estampe Impressioniste at the Bibliothèque Nationale, curated by Michel Melot. From 1863 Adolphe Appian's etchings were printed by Delâtre and published by Cadart.

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Selected prints by ADOLPHE APPIAN

Barque de pécheurs, 1874
L'étang de Frignon à
Creys, 1862
Le champ de blé, 1863

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