APPIAN Louis (1862-1896)

Oil on wood panel signed low right
Old frame regilded with gold leaves
Dim wood panel : 35 X 27 cm
Dim frame : 55 X 46 cm


APPIAN Louis (1862-1896)
French painter and engraver 19th century

Born 18 October 1862 in Lyon.
Dead 11 Décember 1896 in Lyon.
Nudes, portraits, landscapes, marines, Still-life.

Son of the painter Adolphe Appian (1818-1989), Louis Appian died very young, two years before his father. He studied at the « Ecole des beaux Arts de Lyon » then at the » Beaux-Arts de Paris » with Cabanel.
First exhibition at the salon de Lyon in 1886, then at the Salon de Paris in 1888. Primarily, he painted portraits, nudes, and still-life, then he devoted himself to the landscapes , especially after spending some times in Algéria. Colours of his landscapes are more muted than the ones of his father but placed with a fragile touch.

One can quote about him :
- « Portrait of a Young lady »
- « Reading »
- « Fredegonde »
- « Dolce far niente »
- « Portrait of the father as artist»
- « self-portrait »
- Ten etching also have been signed by louis Appian

Bibliographie :
- Pierre Miquel « Le paysage français au XIXeme siècle », l’ école de la nature vol IV Ed la martinelle, Maurs la Jolie, 1985
- Dictionary of artists E.Benezit Vol I / 610