François Cammas

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Lambert-François-Thérèse Cammas (1743–1804) was a French painter, architect, and engineer,

Life[edit]

Cammas was born at Toulouse in 1743. He was instructed in the rudiments of art by his father, Guillaume Cammas, an architect who designed the façade of the Hôtel-de-Ville at Toulouse. He later went to Rome, where, in 1770, he became professor at the Academy of St. Luke. On his return to France he protested against the bad taste which had disfigured the majestic outlines of the noblest churches with mean and ridiculous ornaments, and made numerous designs for the restoration of almost all the religious edifices of the city of Toulouse.[1]

Cammas died in Toulouse in 1804. His picture representing Louis XVI recalling the Parliaments exiled during the reign of Louis XV is in the Museum of his native city.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bryan,1886-9

Sources[edit]

This article incorporates text from the article "CAMMAS, Lambert François Thérèse" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.