Alexandre Calame

1810-1864 Switzerland

 

Brief Biography-Alexandre Calame from Switzerland was tutored by Francois Diday the Swiss landscape painter. He began working in a bank when he was fifteen and the banker Diodati supported his tuition on realizing his talent. His paintings are mostly of Alpine views which he exhibited in Paris and Berlin. After spending time exhibiting in Paris he travelled to Italy where he did a considerable amount of painting but his heart always remained in the Swiss Alps. Due to health reasons he moved to Menton on the French Riviera in 1863, where he sadly died a year later.

 

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Study of Tree Trunk

Study of Tree Trunk

Symphony in Blue

Symphony in Blue

View of the Lake

View of the Lake of Uri

Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne

Landscape with Oaks

Landscape with Oaks

Lake Lucerne

Lake Lucerne with Urirotstock

Grimsel Road

Grimsel Road

Lake Uri

Lake Uri

Mountain Torrent

Mountain Torrent

Riverscape

Mountainous Riverscape

Sunset

Sunset

Swiss Landscape

Swiss Landscape

Torrent in the Alps

Torrent in the Alps

Sun-drenched Forest

Sun-drenched Forest

From the Prechalp

View from the Prechalp the Tanzbodeli and Tschingelhorn with Schmadrigletscher

an oaktree trunk

an oaktree trunk