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Villard, Antoinelocked

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French, 19th – 20th century, male.

Born 17 April 1867, in Mâcon; died 4 February 1934, in Paris.

Painter. Portraits, seascapes, landscapes, still-lifes.

Antoine Villard studied architecture at the École des Beaux-Arts in Lyons, then at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs and finally at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, where he was taught by Jules Lefebvre and Benjamin-constant. Villard's early canvases were strongly influenced by Impressionism but quickly gave way to the more Realist and sometimes Expressionist works of his last period. In their striking bitterness his seascapes of ...

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