Benjamin Vautier (the Elder), famous painter at Düsseldorf : a life between a perfect integration and his swissness
Conference by Jacques Longchamp, author of a monography about Vautier
Marc Louis Benjamin Vautier (dit l’ancien), Éditions Slatkine, 2015
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Benjamin Vautier (1829-1898) drawn, depicted and painted during more thant 40 years. Quite early, he became famous and was admired on the same rank than the other well know artist of his time, Albert Anker. In Germany, he was seen as one of the best artist of the “genre painting”. His works, exhibited on the most prestigious galleries, were best sellers, even to the United States.
Greats museums keep some high quality paintings of this famous Swiss artist. Although, at the turn of the 19th century, he was forgotten.