The Wallace Collection

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Alexandre Calame (1810 - 1864)
  • Place of Birth: Vevey, Switzerland
  • Place of Death: Menton, France
Works of Art

Probably the most influential and popular Swiss landscape painter of the nineteenth century, he was a pupil in Geneva of François Diday (1802-77). His many paintings of the mountains of Switzerland were based on drawings and studies done from nature during summer sketching expeditions. He visited France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and England and enjoyed a European reputation. He was a fervent Calvinist who suffered the loss of his right eye when a child.