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Philippe Chartrand
Philippe Chartrand Dubois

Philippe (Felipe) Chartrand Dubois (1825- 1889)

Born at the sugar refinery Ariadna, in the Limonar zone, Matanzas, on May 31, 1825. He was a son of wealthy family of French ancestry. He traveled to Paris in 1854, where he studied painting under the influence of the landscape painters of the Barbizon School. He dedicated his life to the landscape genre and obtained his major recognition on small-format works, like: wood panels, dishes, fans and other miniatures. In August of 1886 he was named the first Interim Professor of the subject Landscape and Perspective at the San Alejandro Academy. He held this position until November of that year. He passed away in Cuba, on August 9, 1889.

Of his pictorial production, thirty-one works are preserved at the National Museum of Fine Arts, in Havana. His paintings have been showed at the main exhibits of Cuban art, such as: 300 Anos de Arte en Cuba (300 Hundred Years of Art in Cuba), at the University of Havana, in April of 1940 and La Pintura Colonial en Cuba (The Colonial Painting in Cuba), at the Capitolio Nacional (National Capitol), Havana, in 1950. In Miami, hes been presented at the Bacardi Gallery, in 1988, as part of the exhibit called Pintura y Litografia Cubanas (Cuban Painting and Lithography) (1825-1925).

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