Benjamin Vautier I artwork • painting • for sale The Epicurean
Benjamin Vautier I
Morges (Zwitserland) 1829-1898 Düsseldorf (Duitsland)
oil on canvas 35.2 x 27.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated '75
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 7,500
Benjamin Vautier became known for his romantic peasant genre paintings, which he initially created mainly in Switzerland, but later in the Black Forest region of Germany. He acquired his love for this genre when he worked for a year in the studio of the historical painter Jean-Léonard Lugardon in Geneva in 1849. In 1850 he moved to Düsseldorf to study at the art academy there, but soon left to devote himself as an independent artist to depicting peasant life. He also worked as an illustrator and later in life he became a professor at the Academy in Düsseldorf.