Camille Bouvagne

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Camille Bouvagne
Camille Bouvagne, Le Bistrot, oil on canvas, 40 x 55 cm.jpg
Le Bistrot, oil on canvas, 40 x 55 cm
Born Jean-Baptiste Camille Bouvagne
Died 1936
Nationality French
Known for Painting
Notable work Raisins (1906), Nature morte (1903), Fleurs et fruits (1900), Perdrix et choux (1889)
Movement Realism, Impressionism

Camille Bouvagne (born Jean-Baptiste Camille Bouvagne) (1864 – 1936) was a French painter from Lyon, France. A member of the Lyon School (L'École de Lyon or École lyonnaise), Bouvagne exhibited regularly at the Le Salon in Lyon (Salon de la Société Lyonnaise des Beaux-Arts).[1]


Bouvagne, a keen observer of nature, specialized in landscape and still life painting. His style remains split between classical Impressionism and Post-Impressionism; thin, relatively small, yet visible brush strokes, exhibiting an accurate depiction of light and colors that took precedence over lines and contours. Following the example of painters such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Bouvagne's palette is restrained, dominated by browns, blacks and silvery green, his brushstrokes carefully controlled.[1]


Camille Bouvagne studied at the École des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (École nationale des beaux-arts de Lyon) under Pierre Miciol (French, 1833-1905),[2] second Prix de Rome, engraving, in 1858, premier Prix de l'Académie française in 1860. Miciol himself was a former student of Jehan Georges Vibert (1840-1902), the French Academic Painter,[3][4][5] and the first co-president of the Société Lyonnaise des Beaux Arts.[6]

Selected exhibitions and works[edit]

Le Salon, 1914, Lyon (Salon de la Société Lyonnaise des Beaux-Arts)[7]

  • Chrysanthèmes jaunes. Purchased by the Société des Anciens Elèves de l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts[7]

Le Salon, 1909, Lyon[8]

  • les Cerises (n. 116)
  • les Pêches (n. 117)

Le Salon, 1906 (Lyon)[9]

  • Faisan, nature mort (n. 92)
  • Raisins (n. 93). Purchase by the Société des anciens élèves de l'École des Beaux-Arts

Le Salon, 1904 (Lyon)[10]

  • Gibiers (n. 86)

Le Salon, 1903 (Lyon)[11]

  • Nature morte (n. 84). Purchased by La Ville de Lyon

Le Salon, 1900 (Lyon)[12]

  • Fleurs et fruits (n. 91)

Salon de Bellecour, 25 February 1889, Société Lyonnaise des Beaux-Arts[13]

  • Nature morte
  • Perdrix et choux

Le Salon, April 1899 (Lyon)[14]

  • Perdrix et choux (n. 116)
  • Sans titre, untitled (n. 117)

Le Salon, 1898 (Lyon)[15]

  • Les condamnés à mort (n. 120)
  • Gibier (n. 121)