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Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña

(French, 1808 - 1876)

Biografie

Chronologie

1807
Born August 20 in Bordeaux
1823
Began an apprenticeship in painting on porcelain at a china factory in Paris,
1831
First Salon entry: Scene Amour
1833
Frequented Fontainebleau Forest for years to come
1835
Visited Barbizon for the first time
1836
Met Rousseau and entered a painting featuring Fontainebleau Forest in the Salon
1848
Won a first-class medal from the Salon and received the Legion d’honneur
1859
Stopped showing at the Salon
1863
Made the acquaintance of a new generation of painters including Claude
1869
Summered in Etretat and painted seascapes in the company of Gustave