Émile François Ouchard

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Émile François Ouchard (1872–1951) was a bow maker for stringed instruments / Archetier from Mirecourt, Vosges, France. Ouchard was also known as "Ouchard Père".

Biography[edit]

Émile François Ouchard began his apprenticeship in 1886 at the workshop of Eugène Cuniot-Hury in Mirecourt. Following the death of Cuniot-Hury in 1910, Ouchard stayed with Cuniot's widow to assist her in the running of the workshop, and so came to inherit the Cuniot-Hury business.

In 1923, he opened his own workshop at 1, rue Canon in Mirecourt. By then Emile Ouchard had become a prolific bow maker, and prior to opening his own workshop had worked for Joseph Aubry, Paul Bish & Olivier, Georges Coné, Charles Enel, Jean Lavest and Cuniot-Hury

Emile François Ouchard died in his hometown of Mirecourt in 1951. Emile Ouchard used only one stamp during his career: « Emile Ouchard ». He was succeeded by his son and pupil, Émile Auguste Ouchard (1900 - 1969). E. F. Ouchard's daughter, Margueritte Ouchard, married François Lotte.

References[edit]

  • Roda, Joseph (1959). Bows for Musical Instruments. Chicago: W. Lewis. OCLC 906667.
  • Vatelot, Étienne (1976). Les Archet Francais. Sernor: M. Dufour. OCLC 2850939.
  • Raffin, Jean Francois; Millant, Bernard (2000). L'Archet. Paris: L'Archet Éditions. ISBN 2-9515569-0-X.
  • Vannes, Rene (1985). "Dictionnaire Universel del Luthiers". 3. Bruxelles: Les Amis de la musique. Cite journal requires |journal= (help).
  • Henley, William (1970). "Universal Dictionary of Violin & Bow Makers". Brighton: Amati. Cite journal requires |journal= (help).