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Eugène Decan

Nationality: French

1829 - 1893

Born in Paris, Decan was an early pupil of the history painter Léon Cogniet. He first exhibited his landscapes in the Salon of 1848. He was influenced by the Barbizon school of landscape painters, particularly Daubigny. Corot is known to have stayed with Decan in late August 1874, and the two artists painted together outdoors.

Place of Birth: Paris
Place of Death: Paris

Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

Associated paintings in this exhibition

Corot à son chevalet, Crècy-en-Brie

1: Corot à son chevalet, Crècy-en-Brie

Eugène Decan

Fitzwilliam Museum

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