CALBET Antoine


Pencil and charcoal on canvas board: 31 x 47 cm / 12.2 x 18.5 ins
Signed lower right

Painter of nudes, portraits and genre scenes; watercolourist, draughtsman and illustrator.

Antoine Calbet studied under Michel, Alexandre Cabanel and the genre painter Edouard Antoine Marsal. He exhibited on a regular basis from 1880 at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he became a member. He was made an Officer of the Légion d’Honneur and was awarded medals at Paris Salons in 1891, 1892 and 1893, together with a silver at the Exposition Universelle of 1900.

Antoine Calbet was first and foremost a portraitist and genre painter, but he also demonstrated his talent as a watercolourist and an illustrator.

Engayrac (Lot-et-Garonne) 1860 - Paris 1944
French School

E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 3, p. 196.