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date: 19 October 2019

Aynard, Edouardlocked

(b Lyon, Jan 1, 1837; d Paris, June 25, 1913).
  • Madeleine Rocher-Jauneau

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(b Lyon, Jan 1, 1837; d Paris, June 25, 1913).

French collector . He was the son of a banker and was educated at the Institution d’Oullins in Lyon and at the Jesuit Ecole de Brugelette in Belgium; in 1859–60 he lived in England. He was apprenticed to a silk weaver at the Croix-Rousse in Lyon and visited America in 1861. After his father’s death he became a banker; he married in 1862 and had 12 children. In 1870 he established the Assistance Mutuelle Lyonnaise, which later became an institution issuing loans to working people. In 1871 he founded Le Journal de Lyon, which closed for lack of capital in 1874. In 1882 Aynard became a member of the Chamber of Commerce, of the Board of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and of the Museum Council. In the latter capacity, he arranged for the great staircase of the museum to be decorated by Puvis de Chavannes. In 1889 he organized Lyon’s contribution to the Universal Exhibition. He became a member of the fine arts’ department of the Académie de Lyon in ...

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Dictionnaire de biographie française (Paris, 1933–)