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Andre Bauchant        Pages: 1


(b Chateau-Renault, Indre-et-Loire, 24 April 1873; d Montoire-sur-le-Loir, nr Vendôme, 12 Aug 1958). French painter. Like many naive artists, he discovered his vocation for drawing and painting late in life. His work as a gardener in Touraine awakened his love of nature, and he educated himself by reading history and mythology and by travelling in central and western France. He was mobilized in World War I and was sent to Greece to take part in the Dardanelles campaign; on his return to France his drawing skills were recognized by the Army and he was put in charge of charting and rangefinding. It was this experience that encouraged him to become a painter in 1919.

 


Cleopatra's Barge. 1939

 

 

 

 

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