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ALEXANDRE CHARPENTIER (French / 1856-1909)

Alexandre Louis Marie Charpentier was one of the key figures in French Art Nouveau, a designer, sculptor (usually in low relief), and medalist who sought to unite the fine and decorative arts. Charpentier was one of the founders of the group L'Art dans tout, whose members included designers, furniture makers, painters and architects. Alexandre Charpentier was born in the Marais, then a poor district of Paris, and apprenticed at the age of 12 to a decorative engraver, He trained at the École des Beaux Arts under the medalist Hubert Ponscarmé. In 2006 the National Gallery of Art in Washington staged a major Charpentier exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth.

See also:

ALPHONSE MARIE MUCHA
LEON RUDNICKI

Selected prints by ALEXANDRE CHARPENTIER

Decoration in
enamelled tiles for
a bathroom, 1898
Lithograph

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