Albert Charpin

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Albert Charpin
Albert Charpin

(1842-01-30)30 January 1842
Known forPainting
Notable work
Troupeau dans la Camargue,
Soir d’automne en Sologne,
Le soir dans les Alpes Maritimes,
Tropeau fayant l’or
MovementBarbizon school

Albert Charpin, born in Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes in 1842, died in Asnières-sur-Seine in 1924. He was a naturalist painter associated with the Barbizon school. He painted real objects in a natural setting. A pupil of Charles-François Daubigny, Charpin was a painter of natural landscapes with, typically, a shepherdess and her guardian-dog taking care of animals, cows or sheep. Characteristic of his paintings are the natural poses and serenity of his actors, in a context of early morning light, with cloudy skies. He was a well-known member of the Barbizon School. One of his paintings, "Le Retour à la Ferme", is at the Musée des Beaux-Arts at Chambéry in Savoie. His paintings can also found in museums and private collections elsewhere in Europe and in the Americas.