Description - Charles Gleyre, 1806-1874 by William Hauptman
Known chiefly for his role as a teacher of the leading Impressionists, Charles Gleyre (1806-1874) won great acclaim for his own paintings at home in Switzerland and abroad, eventually gaining recognition as the most eminent Swiss painter between Fuseli and Hodler. Gleyre can now be seen as a highly original artist working in a late romantic-classical vein. This is an account of Gleyre's life and work and a catalogue raisonne of his painting, drawings and watercolours. It aims to explore the importance of Gleyre's art and influence in 19th-century France and Switzerland. Drawing on recently discovered documents, letters and sketchbooks, Heuptman provides information on Gleyre's extensive voyage to the Middle East, his unorthodox attitudes towrd hiw own paintings and their exhibition, the originality of his major works for French and Swiss patrons, and his unconventional teaching career that spanned 25 years. The author pays particular attention to material that includes journals and diaries of friends and colleagues with whom Gleyre worked and travelled and sketches Gleyre made for his American patron, John Lowell Jr.
Together, these volumes examine and illustrate more than 1500 wor
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