Charles-Emile Dameron was a student of both Pelouse
and Troyon, and at the beginning of his career, he will follow
Pelouses advice to go to Pont-Aven where he will stay for
a short period.
He starts exhibiting regularly at the Paris Salon
between 1872 and 1907. In 1876, he obtained the Troyon price.
He also exhibited at the Britains Glasgow Institute and
at the Royal Hibernian Academy. Dameron was awarded a third place
medal in 1878, a second place medal in 1881, and a bronze medal
at Paris World Fair in 1889.
He paints rural subjects in the style of Millet
and his realistic paintings remind us of the Breton brothers.
His perfect landscapes make him a successor of the Barbizon painters.
He draws his inspiration from the banks of the
Seine River, the shores of Britanny, and of Provence, especially
the Cap dAntibes. Also much has to be said on his
rather poetic style, and his wonderful ability to attain a certain
sense of realism throughout his oeuvre.
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- Semur-en-Auxois: Aux bords de letang;